So Jazzy, So Cool, SOCO!

SOCO Brooklyn

By: Olivia Castriota

Peter Best, Malissa Browne and Slim Walker are a force to be reckoned with when it comes to serving up some of the most mouth-watering Southern Fusion cuisine in Brooklyn. Half restaurant, half cocktail bar, SoCo has been described as “the Brooklyn Bridge turned into a restaurant.” The designer Andres Aladin, cleverly incorporated accents into the space so it feels “relaxed enough for casual lunches but sexy enough for dinner dates,” and for that he will always hold a special place in my heart.

When you enter SoCo, it’s as if life outside those doors do not exist. The atmosphere is relaxing yet chic and the menu is so creative and unique that it’s hard not to order one of everything. SoCo describes their menu style as “a mixture of cajun/creole, barbecue and soul food dreamt up with everything else you can imagine.”

While keeping true to Southern food roots, one of their most popular menu items is the Buttermilk Fried Chicken. This dish is two pieces of organic buttermilk chicken served on top of a red velvet waffle with Bourbon syrup on the side. Another dish that will tempt your taste buds is the Mac and Cheese served in an iron skillet. From the B.Q.E. Salmon Burger to the Smoked Butternut Squash Ravioli you can’t go wrong.

SoCo is open seven days a week from noon to at least 11pm, with a daily intermission from 3:30pm – 5pm. They are located in the Brooklyn neighborhood of Clinton Hill at 509 Myrtle Avenue and dinner for two will cost you around $50. What are you waiting for!? Grab a date and head on over to SoCo. You are going to love it!


olivia castriota cropped 4Olivia Castriota: Pennsylvanian by birth, New Yorker by heart. With a passion for food, travel and adventure she started Confessions of a Hungry White Girl to share her amazing food finds with everyone! Now based in Brooklyn, this self-claimed foodie takes on all five boroughs of New York City to discover the most enticing and mouthwatering eats one can find. From hole-in-the-wall joints to food tours, Olivia covers it all. Follow her journey and explore the amazing food scene together. It’s bound to be delicious!  Follow her journey here-