The Southern Experience

Located at 2005 11th St. in Southside Park, South is contemporary Southern cuisine, heavy on seasonal vegetables and driven by historical inspiration. South is traditional family food, unpretentious, with no gimmicks, and no crazy science. At South we are not trying to reinvent the wheel, we are just trying to express 200 years of our family’s story on a 12” plate.

Photo Credit: Channa Vance Photography

Photo Credit: Channa Vance Photography

The Owners: N'Gina and Ian Kavookjian

Some would say that he’s “The Mayor” and she’s “All Business”, when describing the husband and wife team of Ian and N’Gina Kavookjian. Owners of South, these restaurateurs started their first food based business in 2009 with the opening of their catering and full service wedding company, Private Events by Eight. Three years later they opened their first brick and mortar restaurant Eight American Bistro in Granite Bay, California. With a combined thirty plus years encompassing all aspects of the service industry from restaurants to hotels, this couple has a passion for service, well thought out menus and balanced beverages. The Kavookjian’s goal for South is to offer a friendly and comfortable neighborhood restaurant with an energetic vibe and a creative menu designed to appeal to the palate of Sacramento.