Coming to North Broad, Live Jazz at SOUTH


south logo darkRobert and Benjamin Bynum (Warmdaddy’s, Heirloom, Paris Bistro and back in the day, Zanzibar Blue) are getting close to opening their New Southern cuisine and live jazz restaurant on North Broad. If all goes well SOUTH will be open in a couple of weeks.

Chef Paul Martin, a Lafayette, Louisiana native who has worked at Catahoula, Heirloom and with the Starr organization will bring the Southern food to life. Look for authentic Southern ingredients like Carolina wreckfish, Anson Mills grits, Sea Island red peas and Carolina Gold rice.

Chef Paul Martin

Chef Paul Martin

Signature dishes will include:

  • Gumbo based on Martin’s mother’s recipe
  • Chaurice sausage, a spicy pork sausage similar to andouille and boudin
  • Potted pork confit with house mustard, cornmeal crackers, peppadew relish and onion jam
  • Wreckfish with butter beans, grilled corn and crawfish fricassee
  • Pressed lamb shoulder with farro verde, bacon, mustard greens and fig jam
  • At the bar a Pat LaFrieda burger will be served with pimento cheese and fried green tomatoes
  • Pickles, preserves, bourbon steak sauce, hot sauce and all breads will be prepared in house.

SOUTH will feature three distinct areas, a jazz parlor, a bar/lounge and dining room. The jazz parlor will seat 75  in a soundproof room featuring a state-of-the-art digital sound system. The Bynums will bring local and national jazz performers six nights a week. Hometown performer and renowned bassist Gerald Veasley will curate a weekly jazz series.

The bar and lounge will offer an abbreviated menu of Southern snacks and shared plates, as well as a comprehensive list of 50-bottle American whiskeys; 10 beers on tap, including custom Tupelo Honey-Peach beer and a Mint Julep beer from Maryland’s Evolution Brewing. The bar will also offer bottle-conditioned cocktails and infused spirits (like a peach bourbon) as well as cocktails aged in a custom-charred Dad’s Hat whiskey barrel. Happy hour will be offered from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m., Tuesday through Friday.

Charleston artist Douglas Panzone is contributing three large-scale murals to the space and floral artist Melissa Palmer of Florum Flowers will give the space an organic, living look and feel.

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