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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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?