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SoCo Southern Fused Cuisine in Brooklyn, NY

I am always on the look out to try some new restaurants. It is especially hard to choose a place to try in the New York City area. There are so many restaurants on almost every block. I don’t even recall how I first heard of SoCo, all I knew is that I had to pay them a visit as soon as I got the opportunity. So when the chance presented itself, I was excited and SoCo didn’t disappoint!

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Outside of SoCo ©2015 HollyDayz
Outside of SoCo ©2015 HollyDayz

In the Clinton Hill section of Brooklyn sits an amazing restaurant, SoCo Southern Fused Cuisine, affectionately known as SoCo. You may be saying to yourself, what is southern fused cuisine? The owners describe it as a mixture of cajun/creole, barbecue, and soul food. An amazing combination in my opinion. All was quiet on the outside, but once you stepped inside you could feel the amazing energy.

Mural ©2015 HollyDayz
Mural ©2015 HollyDayz

The crowd was thriving. As I looked to my left there was a long bar. To my right I noticed a beautiful black and white mural depicting Brooklyn. The gentleman who seated us was very nice and offered us a table on the patio. As we walked threw SoCo, I looked and saw people from all walks of life enjoying their food.

Bar area ©2015 HollyDayz
Bar area ©2015 HollyDayz

We were seated at a quaint little table on the enclosed patio. It was a gorgeous day outside and the patio allowed us to enjoy that without all the elements of being outside. SoCo also has a DJ. I could hear the music, but not too loudly as people were having conversations everywhere, excitedly talking. This drowned the music out a bit.

Brunch Menu ©2015 HollyDayz
Brunch Menu ©2015 HollyDayz
Cocktail Menu ©2015 HollyDayz
Cocktail Menu ©2015 HollyDayz

Looking at the brunch menu, my eyes lit up. I knew I wanted to order the red velvet waffle and buttermilk fried chicken. Seeing all the amazing things on the menu, I really wish I could have tried everything. The waiter came and we ordered, but he informed us it would be a bit of a wait and if we were really hungry we should order an appetizer. We choose the side, macaroni and cheese, the waiter said it was a good choice for 2 people.

Macaroni and Cheese ©2015 HollyDayz
Macaroni and Cheese ©2015 HollyDayz

The macaroni and cheese soon arrived in a skillet. It tasted so amazing. I would actually love to have some right now! I tried really hard not to eat so much of it because I knew my food was coming soon and I didn’t want to be full. I also knew the portions would be big from looking at others plates.

ButterMilk Fried Chicken and Red Velvet waffle ©2015 HollyDayz
ButterMilk Fried Chicken and Red Velvet waffle ©2015 HollyDayz
So nice I had to show it twice ©2015 HollyDayz
So nice I had to show it twice ©2015 HollyDayz

After picking at the macaroni and cheese because it was hard to stop eating it, the food finally came. The red velvet waffle was really good and so was the buttermilk chicken. I also tried the pecan crusted pork chops, collard green, and sweet potatoes. I am becoming hungry just thinking about how amazing everything tasted. The pork chops had some really fat chewy parts, but it was amazing!

Pecan Crusted Porkchops with greens and sweet potatoes ©2015 HollyDayz
Pecan Crusted Porkchops with greens and sweet potatoes ©2015 HollyDayz

Of course everything wasn’t finished so I took the leftovers to go and happily ate them for dinner. The service at SoCo was some of the best service I have received. I wish I knew the waiters name, but he was really great. I can’t wait to go back and try some other delicious food. Don’t be surprised if you see more on SoCo from me and the many other things I try.

SoCo is located at 509 Myrtle Ave. in Brooklyn, NY. Brunch, lunch, or dinner you will not be disappointed! This is certainly the place to go and I will be returning as soon as I can!

Have you ever been to SoCo? What did you order?

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  • Olivia

    Wow this place looks awesome! I’d love to go here some day, the food looks so yummy.

    • Holly Dayz

      It was so awesome. I loved it. I wish I had their mac and cheese right now!

  • Stacie

    Red Velvet waffles & chicken. Mmm, mmm, mmm! The food looks really good there.

    • Holly Dayz

      The food was amazing!!!!

  • Aisha Adams

    I am sure you ate good. It looks like a lovely place to share a meal with people you care about.

    • Holly Dayz

      I ate extremely well! If I ate like that all the time I would gain a lot of weight or I would have to work out all the time lol.

  • Nicole

    This looks like a really nice spot, especially for brunch. OMG, that mac & cheese. Mmm, yummy.

    • Holly Dayz

      I have been thinking about the mac and cheese often. It is a very nice place.

  • Kita Bryant

    Yes to that waffle. I want to say we have something like that here in Atlanta called strips…hmmmm I plan on going to NY next summer haven’t been in a while and I need to get my places to eat list ready.

    • Holly Dayz

      I hope this goes on your list and you try out SoCo.

  • Nicole @ Nicole's Lifestyle Lounge

    I was just having a conversation about SoCo on Wednesday.

    • Holly Dayz

      Awesome. I hope you go as well

  • MJ

    I am not ashamed to say that I have enjoyed each one of the dishes you shared rom SoCo. I lived a few blocks away from the restaurant and enjoyed my frequent visits especially when I was pregnant! I am not ashamed. LOL.

    • Holly Dayz

      Lucky you lived so close. If I was that close everyone would know me there. You shouldn’t be ashamed the food is so good!

  • LaQuisha Hall

    These meals look awesome! Would love to try that chicken and waffles meal!

    • Holly Dayz

      It is so good, I look forward to going back.

  • Mimi "MimiCuteLips" Green

    This place looks really good, I have to try it out. I was in New York yesterday looking for great places to eat. Someone told me about this place, I ended up going to Cafeteria which was amazing but I will check this place out on my next visit.

    • Holly Dayz

      It is very good. Next time try them out. Cafeteria is also good. I like their fried Oreos.

  • Tyra

    A gal after my own heart! Everything looks amazing. That mac n cheese looks awesome! Will put this place on the list for my next NYC trip.

    • Holly Dayz

      The mac and cheese is to die for. Definitely put this place on your list.

  • Kiwi

    Perfect timing! I am on the road to NYC right now and I will be in Brooklyn and I want a red velvet waffle!!

    • Holly Dayz

      Awesome! I can’t wait to hear about your experience there.

  • Laura

    The mac and cheese had my mouth watering! I will be going here during my next NYC trip. That mac and cheese looks good.

    • Holly Dayz

      It still has my mouth watering. I would love some more, it was amazing! You will not regret your visit to SoCo when you come to NY.

  • Chasing Joy

    The chicken and the macaroni and cheese look really good. Now I’m hungry lol

    • Holly Dayz

      It was so good. I get hungry thinking about their food.

  • thesophislife

    Yum and Yum!! I have a tree appreciation for Southern food since moving to GA! I have never had a red velvet waffle but have wanted to lol. I need to spend more time in Brooklyn!

    • Holly Dayz

      You do! Amazing food you will love it.

  • Kathryn Burrington

    I seriously love the sound of that waffle. I’ve been hanckering to visit NYC for some time now and now I have another reaon to go!

    • Holly Dayz

      You should certainly visit NYC and stop in to try their waffle and other delicious food. I know I will be heading back.

  • Moms 'N Charge™

    I probably should’ve eaten something before I saw this. I am literally drooling over that chicken and waffles plate!

    • Holly Dayz

      lol…that is a good thing, next time your in the NYC area, make a stop there and cure the hunger and drooling

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