Suburban restaurateurs Marianne Gere and Kim Strengari, the duo behind West Conshohocken’s Gypsy Saloon and Stella Blu are kicking off 2013 with the launch of new venture, Southern Cross Kitchen. A rep for the two tells Grub that the new restaurant, which just opened in the recently acquired 8 East space along East 1st Avenue in Conshohocken proper, specializes in southern- and comfort-focused plates. Traditional southern and low country fare, like blackened catfish and shrimp and grits share the menu with more contemporary creations, like a Southern Cobb salad, and Texas hot wings. It’s currently serving lunch and dinner seven days a week from 11:30 a.m. to 11:00 p.m., and brunch on Sundays from 10:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Check out the menu straight ahead.