What to Eat at Southern Cross Kitchen, Serving Down-Home Comforts and More in Conshohocken

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Southern Cross Kitchen's dining room. Photo: Dallyn Pavey

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.

Appetizers

Fried Green Tomatoes and Goat Cheese with roasted red pepper coulis $10

Shrimp and Grits jumbo shrimp, sautéed peppers and onions with cream over goat cheese grits $14

Fried Pickles with green goddess dressing $7

French Fries smothered in our brown gravy $6

Fried Oysters with spicy remoulade $12

Margarita Shrimp jumbo shrimp sautéed with tequila, triple spec, lime, garlic and jalapeño over crostini $13

Texas Hot and Blue Wings chicken wings tossed with Texas Pete hot sauce and blue cheese served with celery and baby carrots $10

Crispy Calamari served with a roasted garlic, jalapeño aioli $12

Mussels and Andouille Sausage sautéed with potatoes and tomatoes in a garlic white wine sauce $9

Crab Martini jumbo lump crab meat, avocado, diced tomato, roasted corn in a Cajun aioli, served with home made tortilla chips $15

Two Philly Cheese Steak Egg Roll wit (fried onions) $8

Pulled Pork Quesadilla sautéed onions, jalapeños, served with mango salsa and sour cream $10

Salads

House Salad romaine lettuce, tomatoes, carrots, croutons in a blue cheese, red wine vinaigrette $7

Southern Pecan and Warm Brie Salad with Fuji apple, spicy pecans over spring mix in orange vinaigrette $12

Southern Cobb with romaine lettuce, hardboiled egg, avocado, tomatoes, black eyed peas, red bell pepper, spicy pecan, fried buttermilk chicken strips in a blue cheese, red wine vinaigrette $12

Fried Green Tomato and Arugula with a buttermilk vinaigrette $10

Black Eyed Pea Salad with baby spinach, red and green pepper, goat cheese, tossed in a apple cider vinaigrette $10

Shrimp and Avocado Salad jumbo shrimp, orange segments, avocado and romaine tossed in a cilantro citrus vinaigrette $14

Classic Caesar $8 - Add buttermilk chicken strips $12 Add Cajun shrimp $14

Bacon and Egg Salad applewood smoked bacon and poached egg over mixed greens, croutons and sautéed mushrooms in a red wine vinaigrette $10

Sandwiches (served with french fries)

North Carolina Pulled Pork Sliders (3) topped with creamy cole slaw $9

Blackened Catfish with lettuce and tomato on a brioche roll with tartar sauce $10

Crispy Pork Belly with Swiss cheese, ham, pickle, dijonnaise and cilantro vinaigrette, grilled on ciabattini $10

Oyster Po’ Boy fried oysters, lettuce,tomato, fried green tomato and spicy remoulade sauce on a long roll $12

Buttermilk Fried Chicken Breast with lettuce, tomatoes, pickles, red onion and remoulade sauce on pullman white bread $8

Cold Meatloaf Sandwich on pullman white bread with horseradish mayo $8

Turkey and Brie caramelized apples with a touch of mayo on a ciabattini roll $9

BLT & A applewood smoked bacon, lettuce, tomato & avocado with mayo on toasted pullman white bread $9

Chicken Cordon Blu buttermilk chicken, ham, provolone, lettuce and tomato with honey mustard on brioche roll $9

Entrees (add a buttermilk biscuit or cornbread with maple butter $2) Chicken Jambalaya a creole classic with chicken, andouille sausage, rice and vegetables in a spicy red sauce $20

Mac n’ Cheese with cheddar, asiago, goat and parmesan cheese topped with a parmesan crust $14

Braised Short Ribs with cheddar grits, gravy, roasted brussels sprouts and pancetta $24

Baby Back Ribs baked beans and coleslaw $22

Fried Buttermilk Chicken with braised collard green and buttermilk mashed potatoes $20

Cornmeal Crusted or Blackened Catfish with spicy remoulade sauce, collard greens and buttermilk mashed potatoes $22

Crab Cakes over a baby arugula salad with roasted beets, spicy pecan and goat cheese tossed in a lemon aioli sauce $28

Jumbo Sea Scallops served with grilled asparagus and crispy potatoes in a fresh herb sauce, drizzled with balsamic, topped with parmesan and parsley $26

Maple Glazed Salmon with buttermilk mashed potatoes and grilled asparagus $24

Meat Loaf and Gravy with buttermilk mashed potatoes and green bean casserole $22

Sautéed Chicken with carrots, leeks and celery in a madeira wine sauce served with buttermilk mashed potatoes $20

Smothered Pork Chop 12 oz bone-in pork chop with caramelized apples, cranberries, and walnuts in a honey brandy marsala wine with a touch of cream sauce and sautéed broccoli $24

Sides
Mac n’ Cheese $6
Collard Greens $5
Baked Beans $5
Cole Slaw $5
Cheddar Cheese Grits$ 6
Green Bean Casserole $6
Buttermilk Mashed Potatoes $5
French Fries $5
Roasted Brussels Sprouts with pancetta $6
Buttermilk Biscuit $2
Corn Bread with maple butter $2

Desserts
Baked fresh daily

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SUNDAY BRUNCH
Served 10:30am - 3:00pm

Chicken and Dumpling Soup $7

Scrambled or Fried Eggs with cheddar cheese grits and biscuit $8

Shrimp and Grits jumbo shrimp, sautéed peppers and onions with cream over goat cheese grits $14

Biscuits n’ Gravy buttermilk biscuits smothered in gravy $8

Taylor Pork Roll and Scrambled Eggs served with a biscuit and grits $10

North Carolina Pulled Pork Sliders (3) topped with creamy cole slaw $9

BLT & A applewood smoked bacon, lettuce, tomato & avocado with mayo on toasted pullman white bread $9

Buttermilk Fried Chicken Strips with fries and Remoulade sauce $10

Blueberry Pancakes with maple syrup $8

The Elvis peanut butter and banana sandwich grilled on Pullman bread $8

BLT Salad poached egg salad over mixed greens, sautéed mushrooms, applewood bacon and croutons in a red wine vinaigrette $10

Southern Cobb with romaine lettuce, hardboiled egg, avocado, tomatoes, black eyed peas, red bell pepper, spicy pecan, fried buttermilk chicken strips in a blue cheese, red wine vinaigrette $12

Cornbread Salad layered with beans, corn, vidalia onion, tomatoes and cheddar cheese with ranch dressing $10

DRINK SPECIALS:
Pinnacle Punch $5
Honey Bourbon Sour $5


Southern Cross Kitchen, 8 East 1st Avenue, Conshohocken, PA, (484) 344-5668