UA-8412995-1 The Southport Globe: King's Kitchen @ Southport Beach: Beyond Beach Fare

Monday, June 25, 2012

King's Kitchen @ Southport Beach: Beyond Beach Fare

Southport beach-goers will be donning their swimsuits with extra zeal this summer with the addition of King’s Kitchen emerging on the shoreline restaurant landscape. Every six years the beach concession at Southport Public Beach comes up for lease, and this year a team of young entrepreneurial brothers, Carter and Hunter King, won the hearts and stomachs of Southport officials with their vision for local, organic beachfront cuisine.
King’s Kitchen is housed in a tiny pastel hued beach shack, with public picnic tables serving as the “dining room,” but the bright bold flavors and farm fresh ingredients are casually inspired and downright delicious. Sure there’s still a hot dog (Doggy Style) on the menu, but there is also a Lobster BLT and an exceptional Pulled Berkshire Pork Sandwich with grilled pineapple on Wave Hill Ciabatta. This aint your average beach shack. Shopping farmers’ markets almost daily, King’s Kitchen’s commitment to using only the best local ingredients, and the menu’s creativity elevates casual beach fare into something crave-worthy.
As a protege of Barcelona and Dressing Room (under John Holzwarth), Carter developed his passion for cooking. He and his brother originally wanted to open a food truck, but when the Southport Beach opportunity came up, they decided to give it a go without the wheels. Serving breakfast, lunch and dinner with a menu that changes daily based on what’s in season, Carter’s role is in the kitchen, while Hunter does the sourcing that drives the daily offerings.

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