Rockfish Risotto, Crab In A Martini Glass: Things To Expect at Southern Hospitality, Opening Tonight
Southern Hospitality—the new Adams Morgan eatery, described as "American fare with a Southern flair," which is in no way connected to the Justin Timberlake-co-created New York restro of the same name—opens to the public tonight at 5 p.m. "Quietly," adds co-owner Anthony Lupo. "But yes." The restaurant has been hosting friends and family the past couple of nights. Former Busboys & Poets chef Hugo Bonilla is running the kitchen. Bonilla previously cooked for the same owners at Lupo's Italian Chophouse in College Park. The menu isn't quite perfected enough for public release but Lupo was kind enough to dish about some of the highlights, including flash-fried rockfish risotto fritters and a chilled crab, mango and avocado appetizer that is served in a martini glass. Entrees include a traditional meatloaf and boneless fried chicken.