Southerns Food Truck is Its Bringing Award-Winning Food to a Kenner Location

The food truck is known for fried chicken and international spins on Southern classics.
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Building its brand on a foundation of fried chicken, the Southerns food truck is set to add a brick-and-mortar location in Kenner, at 2401 Veterans Blvd. Formerly the Gogi Korean restaurant, the new fast-casual location is slated to open by the end of summer, according to the Times-Picayune. Owners Anthony Cruz and Gene Colley are reportedly looking to expand beyond this first location in Kenner.

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Those unfamiliar with Southerns, which currently operates across three food trucks, might expect it to offer down-the-middle Southern fare like fried chicken and biscuits. However, Cruz and Colley add modern and international influences to their menus. For example, the truck has sold Filipino adobo-flavored cracklins and french fries served with a Thai aioli. The food is well-executed too, as evidenced by Southerns’ impressive haul of four awards at last year’s Oak Street Po-boy Festival.

Brett Llenos Smith

Brett Llenos Smith

Brett Llenos Smith is a freelance writer with a bachelor’s degree in journalism and more than a decade of experience writing about restaurants, farms and food production. As someone with a multi-ethnic background, he has a passion for highlighting folks from underrepresented communities.
Brett Llenos Smith

Brett Llenos Smith

Brett Llenos Smith is a freelance writer with a bachelor’s degree in journalism and more than a decade of experience writing about restaurants, farms and food production. As someone with a multi-ethnic background, he has a passion for highlighting folks from underrepresented communities.
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