The Southern has been a top spot on our list for years -- it's hard to beat their food, drinks and outdoor space. We decided to go for brunch this weekend and were looking forward to old standbys like the fried chicken benedict, breakfast mac n cheese and other tasty items. However, we were so disappointed to learn that there is a new chef who is totally overhauling the menu, and not for the better.
It's essentially a basic menu that you could find anywhere, and nothing decidedly "southern" about it. Our server previewed the dinner menu with us as well, and we were equally disappointed. Where is the awesome burger with pimento cheese?? I can get a regular cheeseburger with cheddar cheese anywhere. What about the fried green tomatoes?? Huge let down.
It should be clarified that I am all for updating menus, adding new items and support a chef's creativity and vision. But this menu is boring, quite frankly.
Needless to say, we didn't end up staying for brunch on Saturday and we went somewhere else. I know we weren't the only ones to change our plans that day. Hopefully they hear our feedback.