Juneteenth Party At Kin Southern Table

(6.19) Kin Southern Table and Bar will be throwing an 11-hour Juneteenth block party this Saturday. This welcome addition to the food scene is located at the corner of Washington and Union Streets (where Red Fin used to be) and they will be taking over the adjacent stretch of Union Street for Saturday’s celebration.

It’s a block party! Join us for a day of Food + Vibes + Soul as we celebrate Juneteenth at Kin Southern Table Bar.

Below is the delicious pulled pork sandwich which I recently devoured. Kin Southern Table and Bar is a “Black woman owned business” and she’s a local gal to boot. Classical grad Julia Broome comes to this project with a business degree from Boston University and years of experience in the hospitality industry. That bodes very well, but what about the food? (From Gail Ciampa, ProJo 2.2.21)

The restaurant will serve the kinds of foods that reflect the lives of Native Americans and West Africans who ate hearty meals to survive, she said.

But they will also reflect the foods she ate growing up. Those were prepared by her mom, Patsy Peterson, who now lives in Central Falls but who grew up in Norfolk, Virginia. Peterson’s roots go back to her grandmother Julia, who lived in South Carolina.

“She is so proud of me for finally doing this,” Broome said. “There is not a Black-owned restaurant in downtown Providence and we want to make everyone feel they have a place here.

Check out the menu: biscuits with honey butter, fried green tomatoes, fried catfish, peach cobbler, and of course mac and cheese.

Juneteenth celebration, noon to 11pm, Saturday, June 19, Kin Southern Table, 71 Washington Street, (directions)

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Below is the pulled pork on a brioche bun with hand-cut fries. I added some hot sauce and it was yummy.

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