Where can you find great jazz music in the city of Philadelphia and also order a delicious meal of Southern fusion food?
If you've ventured up North Broad Street towards the iconic Divine Lorraine Hotel, then you'd know that the venue where these things can be found is South Kitchen and Jazz Bar.
Located in the property that was previously Stephen Starr's Route 6, this restaurant and bar aims to bring the somewhat lost art of enjoying live jazz music back to the city.
Sit back in the comfortable seating found here at South, and enjoy the drinks, the music, the company — Photo courtesy of Dominick
The two forces behind the opening of this scintillating new venue, Robert and Benjamin Bynum, certainly have some experience with jazz. They previously owned and operated Warmdaddy's, as well as Zanzibar Blue.
With this new property, they're looking to share delicious Southern and Creole food with folks in the "City of Brotherly Love." This food is influenced by a variety of locations in the U.S., including Louisiana, Texas and Mississippi.
Live jazz artists perform and entertain diners as well as bar-goers six days a week. Patrons can choose to grab and enjoy a meal or simply stop in for a drink or two at the full bar and enjoy the great vibe.
Chef Paul Martin promises to liven up the North Broad scene, with menu items that tempt the palate and bring together a variety of great taste combinations. By allowing himself the freedom to incorporate dishes from all over the Southern region, it leaves him a lot of room to be creative and innovative with the dishes he finally serves.
Diners will appreciate the variety, as well as the fun of tasting items that are familiar yet have a personality all their own.
For fans of the jazz music scene, this new addition will be a welcome one. Gaining the opportunity to both dine and chill out at the bar while enjoying some great names in this music genre is no small gain for Philly natives. The city has a rich jazz history, but not a lot of places to enjoy it and enjoy it well. South hopes to change that and to bring this cool, fun music vibe back to town.
Locals, as well as visitors to the city, can treat themselves to specific acts or venture into the place to see what's on the menu or new at the bar or who's due to step up on stage that night.
Either way, it's entertainment the way folks like it. And a great way to jazz up any evening.