If anybody has spent any time in Charleston, chances are they have heard of Southern Kitchen. If they’ve spent any time drunk in Charleston, I know they’ve heard of Southern Kitchen. At that point, it’s about 95% that you made the trip to Kanawha City for a 3 AM breakfast. I myself have many fond memories of a young Charley West eating late night unbeknown to both his parents and the authorities.
Well, if you’re one of the fine folk that have visited Southern Kitchen, I have sad news. As has been well-publicized in both Charleston papers, Southern Kitchen is closing as of October 15th. Longtime owner Delsie Mae Hersman passed away a few weeks ago and the business has been inherited by a Texas resident who has no interest in running Southern Kitchen. Truly a sad day.
If you’re in or around Charleston, know that this Monday is the last day of operation at Southern Kitchen. If you make the trip — nay, pilgrimage — you’re bound to see me there Monday.
Filed under: r.i.p.