SOUTH CITY FRIED CHICKEN
SETS UP LUNCHTIME POP-UP AT PREUX & PROPER
We’ve all heard the saying, everything old becomes new again. Well, that motto is definitely true of the L.A. food scene but most times change is good and life without reinvention gets old fast. And with that notion in mind, the powers that be have relocated South City Fried Chicken down the street to Preux & Proper.
After a year and a half located inside DTLA’s Corporation Food Hall, Partners Joshua Kopel and Executive Chef Sammy Monsour have moved South City Fried Chicken (read our original dining feature here) to Preux & Proper where it will serve as a new lunchtime pop-up every Monday through Saturday.
Originally, from the Good Ol’ Boys that redefined and refined elevated Southern cuisine at Preux & Proper, South City Fried Chicken was meant to welcome guests and offer a delectable opportunity to get lost in their nuanced mouth-watering, finger-lickin’ fried chicken sandwiches prepared with the highest-quality ingredients and packed with the finest flavors the South has to offer.
“We decided to close South City Fried Chicken as we realized early on that we were unable to execute the food we wanted, the way we wanted it, in this particular space, so we finally decided to bring it home to Preux & Proper,” Kopel explained.
“This is a call and response to our longtime guests and our neighborhood,” Kopel continued. “We are a community driven restaurant first and foremost, and when the community asked for lunch service, we saw this as an opportunity to showcase South City Fried Chicken the way we had always envisioned it and be able to perform a duty and accommodate our neighbors.”
Executive Chef Sammy Monsour entreats guests to delve into one of his South City Fried Chicken Sandwiches described by Chef Sammy as “A love letter to the South written in flavor,” as he highlights five crispy on the outside, succulent on the inside overnight buttermilk brined premium Georgia chicken breast offerings, which are served on a buttered bun. Menu items also include salads, seafood, fried chicken plates, as well as sides such as slaw, fries, braised collards, baked beans, and cast iron mac & cheese. And let’s not forget dessert, which includes beignet, pie, strawberry shortcake, and bread pudding.
There is also a selection of lunchtime libations featuring Beverage Director Kassday Wiggins’ cocktails like the Punk Evans comprised of Effen Vodka, lemongrass, ginger, and frozen watermelon balls. .And there’s the Alabama Slammer with Buffalo Trace Bourbon, Sipsmith Gin, yellow chartreuse, lemon, lavender, and grape soda; while the Texas Two-Timer is made with P&P El Tesoro Reposado, lime, cane sugar, and mint. The Hells Bells is made with Real McCoy Rum, ginger peach tea, and lemon, and the refreshing Green Gullah is made with St. George Gin, green chartreuse, pineapple, lime, ginger beer and chipotle.
Preux & Proper is now open for lunch every Monday through Saturday from 11am to 4pm. Dinner is served every Monday through Wednesday from 4pm to 10pm and Friday and Saturday from 4pm to 11pm. Sammy’s Cookout is every Thursday from 4pm to 10pm, and Sunday Supper is served every Sunday from 4pm to 9pm. Sunday Brunch is served every Sunday from 11am to 4pm. Preux & Proper also serves Happy Hour every Monday through Saturday from 4pm to 7pm.
Preux & Proper is located at 840 S. Spring Street. Call 213-896-0090.
Story By: Jose Martinez
Photography Courtesy Of: Preux & Proper