South Street Restaurant & Bar Moving Into Former Sra. Martinez Space

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Good ol' fashion soul food and music.
When Sra. Martinez bowed out of of the Design District back in July, we knew it wouldn't be long before the space would reopen with a new concept.

Amir Ben-Zion, the man behind Gigi, Bardot, Cooper Avenue, and formerly Sra. Martinez, will be opening up South Street Restaurant & Bar, a Motown inspired, neo-soul eatery in late September.

According to the restaurant's Facebook page, Ben-Zion partnered with "lifestyle maven" Amaris Jones to come up with the menu and concept.

"Amaris draws from her own experiences of the sounds, smells and flavors of her Philly upbringing to whip up a traditionally original neo-soul food restaurant and lounge," says the Facebook page.

The restaurant promises a "pork-free, lighter fare, neo soul menu (that) will feature Amaris' beloved family recipes infused with the innovation one comes to expect from an Amir Ben-Zion venture ... Classic favorites like fried chicken, grandma's cornbread muffins and shrimp & grits will be staples on her menu along side some newly conceived standards."

A spokesperson for Ben-Zion confirms Jones will be in charge of the kitchen. As far as the price point, we're told it will be "neighborly."

In addition, the cocktail menu will be designed by Bar Lab, the same people behind the Broken Shaker.

And that's not all. Seems like music will play a big part in the restaurant -- think Otis Redding and the Supremes -- with live music and DJs being featured regularly.

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LadyLegacy
LadyLegacy

@MarvetBritto what a gr8 start w Puffy then to Ben-Zion now. gr8 business grooming frm working under successful ppl is priceless. go Amaris!

urbeautyshines
urbeautyshines

@MarvetBritto DJ spins Otis Redding The Supremes w/Shrimp & Grits n Miami sounds like a fab vacation. Thanks 4 sharing. Congrats 2ur sister

AmarisJones
AmarisJones

thanks sweets xo @DJIRIE

DJIRIE
DJIRIE

@AmarisJones you're welcome! Always

NaheliaGordon
NaheliaGordon

@MrsAdrienneBosh @AmarisJones Why wait? Have Chris Bosh cook some soul food for you.....LOL

AmarisJones
AmarisJones

thank u my friend :) @MrsAdrienneBosh

Deborah_Cox
Deborah_Cox

@AmarisJones miss u ma!!

MakaylaVenable
MakaylaVenable

@Deborah_Cox really needs to do a cover of River by Emeli Sande. I love that song

AmarisJones
AmarisJones

thank u doll @ShelleyA

ShelleyA
ShelleyA

Any time @AmarisJones cannot wait to try it when I get back to the 305!

ChristineG_MIA
ChristineG_MIA

@LAX2MIA @frodnesor @short_order oh here we go again with concept thing haha :)

SakayaKitchen
SakayaKitchen

@frodnesor isn't that stuff cooked in pork fat

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