Jason Cheek grew up in North Carolina eating classic Southern comfort food. So when he moved to Boston, now an adult and a professional chef, he missed it. He couldn't find any eatery in his adopted city that served authentic fare like the kind he remembered from his childhood. Three months ago, Chef Jason changed all that when he opened Southern Proper.
Southern Proper pays homage to the hearty, wholesome food of the South with lots of homemade touches. Case in point: the house-made pickles, which come on the side of the spare ribs and the coffee-rubbed pork belly along with fresh slaw and sauce. The fried chicken is another popular menu item, perfect atop corn waffles with butter and cane syrup. Complement your main dish with some snacks like the paprika-dusted deviled eggs or the salt-and-vinegar pork rinds.