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City Pork owners to open new restaurant concept later this year

The owners of City Pork are opening a new business, but this time it’s not all about the meat.

The CP Hospitality Group hope to open Southfin Southern Poké, a new restaurant concept later this year, according to a news release. The spot will focus on variations of Poké, an iconic Hawaiian dish.

“Once I started researching the history of Poké, I was amazed to find how similar it’s story is to our Gumbo,” says Co­Owner Trey Williams in the news release. “Both dishes were originally created to make use of ‘leftover’ meat, both feature the addition of rice to extend the volume of the meal, and neither dishes have a definitive ‘recipe” because each family or region has their own version of it! It’s also interesting to note that until recently, each of these dishes were relatively unknown outside of a very small population, but today they can be both enjoyed in restaurants around the world, ranging from fast food to fine dining! They are also versatile enough to be served as either starter OR a main course. They have polar opposite flavor profiles, but in the big picture, Poké and Gumbo are actually quite similar!”

In addition to a menu full of house-made combinations, the restaurant will feature a build-your-own-bowl option.

Southfin Southern Poké will open in the spot that former housed Truly Free Bakery in either December 2016 or January 2017.

Photo courtesy Renee Dugas.

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