We have a wide range of cuisines from all around the planet: Cuban, Indian, Mexican, Italian.
But you can find just one thing about very good, Southern convenience food that feeds the soul — at minimum for me. And that is the kind of foodstuff Tim Otis is serving up at FKS Kitchen area, positioned at 2333 Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. in Murfreesboro.
In late 2021, Otis revamped his ever-evolving menu repertoire and opened FKS Kitchen. The FKS stands for fork, knife, spoon.
It’s a quick-informal eating experience. So you will stand in line to put your order. Then wait to be served. You can also buy ahead at FKSKitchen.com and third-party shipping is readily available at HometownDelivery.org.
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The eating area is tiny. There are a good deal of difficult surfaces, o it really is type of hard to listen to. But the workers customers are friendly and the menu satisfies the necessities of a good meat-and-a few diner.
Menu: The verdict
Enable me preface this evaluation by stating that I am a bonafide Southern lady whose father procured a enormous yard and my mother house-cooked all the things he grew. My culinary preferences concerning Southern fare have been shaped by these items.
My lunch partner — whose mother did not prepare dinner an array of Southern foods — was a 17-12 months-previous whose palate is confined to consolation foodstuff like burgers, fried rooster, pizza and wings. (He is a wing and fried hen snob, far too.)
His get was fried chicken (breast and wing), macaroni and cheese and green beans. He liked his food so substantially that he went back and ordered a 2nd aiding of the rooster and mac. He also marveled around the sweet cornbread.
I managed to sneak some bites of the fried hen, and it can be excellent: crispy with a small kick, and the hen meat was tremendous juicy. My spouse and I had the fish just before, far too, and it can be similarly contemporary and flavorful — emphasis on fresh.
I was not a enthusiast of the green beans, however, simply because I am much more of a Blue Lake eco-friendly bean gal (like my Daddy grew).
My plate highlighted seasoned cabbage, pinto beans, fried okra and meatloaf with a yeast roll. The fried okra is legit. I could have eaten a few servings of it. The cabbage was flavored nicely, but softer than I like. The pintos were high-quality, also, but I only experienced relish. If you serve beans at my residence, you require legitimate chow-chow.
Now, on to the meatloaf. It was hearty and improved than my Mama’s. It is really also gluten-absolutely free, so that’s a as well as, and Otis uses 90% lean ground beef. There’s no red sauce like you generally see on meatloaf. But Otis explained you can inquire for it on the facet.
The surprise of the working day was banana pudding. It wasn’t like my Daddy’s, but it was quite great. It truly is bought a minimal extra flavoring in it that I cannot very set my finger on — not nutmeg, perhaps rum flavoring. I am going to determine it out inevitably.
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In addition to our plates, you’ll uncover pork chops, pulled pork, sweet and mashed potatoes, baked hen, and a rotating menu of specials additional every day. Otis has a myriad of thoughts he likes to supply.
I also observed out FKS Kitchen area is also a “ghost kitchen” for Otis’ newest enterprise, Krunk Kitchen. The menu for Krunk Kitchen focuses on wings, burgers, Philly cheesesteaks and the “components” like fries and onion rings.
Hours are 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday through Friday and 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. On the net ordering and a lot more information and facts on catering is accessible at fkskitchen.com/ and by calling 615-410-3695. You can follow daily specials and announcements on FKS Kitchen’s Facebook.