Southbound is a fairly new restaurant in Historic Chamblee. (It is very new) I should give it a couple tries but it was such a positive visit on my first time. It has a super high energy, great vibe when you walk in. Very welcoming and comfortable! People are pleasant and extremely cheerful, without being phony.
My waitress was awesome, I felt like I had known her forever. Her description of the food was wonderful. That is what led me to order the shrimp and grits. The best shrimp and grits I have ever had was in Charleston, until today. These were different than the Charleston grits, but they were great! The shrimp was cooked perfectly. The grits were creamy and smooth with these wonderful roasted tomatoes and some roasted garlic and onions. (my mouth is watering right now) I have a photo!
Oh and crispy smoked pork belly, yes! It was delicious! I will be back and I will let you know what was great after that visit.