55 South Opens in Franklin
If you’ve been to Sol before, then you won’t have trouble finding this new eatery, because it’s in the exact same spot. Never fear, Sol is still there too, but just downsized a bit to share the space with Jason’s newest venture. Now there are 2 intimate dining rooms under one roof–with 55 South facing Main Street and Sol facing 4th Avenue.
freshly made chips topped with blue cheese dip, bacon and green onions
tossed in hot sauce with celery and blue cheese dip
(like they say, “tastes just like chicken!”)
a Memphis original with shredded beef,
bbq spaghetti sauce, peppers, onions and celery
New Orleans classic style over blue cheese grits
As we were finishing up our meal, food was delivered to the table next to us, so I had to sneak a peek. Okay, not exactly a peek- it was a blatant stare.
Their Shrimp Po Boy was HUGE, and I could see that it was chock full of big, plump shrimp. This was no skimpy portion. The arrival of this dish at our neighbor’s table spurred us into a discussion about “authentic” Po Boys and how bread is key. I’m no Po Boy connoisseur, but one of my co-workers grew up in southern Mississippi and has eaten more than his fair share, so I consider him to be one. On more than one occasion, he’s stressed the importance of the bread and described to me exactly how it should taste and feel. This is serious stuff.
So naturally we inquired about the bread with our server, and she in turn sent the chef out to talk to us. Turns out they use real, authentic Gambino’s straight from New Orleans for this sandwich – nothing else would do. Impressive.
403 Main Street
Franklin, TN 37064
P.S. Please forgive the slightly blurry photos. Some how, some way, I’ve gotten my little point and shoot stuck in a mode that won’t focus or flash.