Southern Kin to Open in Somerville

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Boston’s selection of eateries has always been one of the main selling points of the city. Despite early public transportation closing times and bars that legally have to close at 2 a.m. there is no shortage of delicious and unique restaurants to choose from. The big staple of the Boston area is unsurprisingly seafood, but cuisine of every kind can be found here. One type of food that I’ve noticed has been constantly under-represented here in the Hub is southern Soul Food; things like genuine bar-b-q and other traditionally southern staples are lacking here. There are some, like Soulfire, but can there really ever be too much delicious pulled pork? I think not. That’s why I was so excited when I learned this morning that there was going spot to grab these comfort favorites right here in Boston (or Somerville, to be precise).

It will be fittingly called ‘Southern Kin’ and is set to added to the Assembly Row center. It was originally slated to open its kitchen to the public last year, but the opening was pushed back until next week. The grand opening of Southern Kin will be held on Friday, June 3rd, just in time for the real days of summer that Boston diners have been looking forward to since the end of August.