N’Gina and Ian Kavookjian are preparing to open South, a fried chicken spot and downhome eatery, at the former Cheung Hing Company near Southside Park. The past two years of trying to open have been a saga for the couple, and left them with a bitter taste toward Sacramento being friendly to small business.
N’Gina and Ian Kavookjian are preparing to open South, a fried chicken spot and downhome eatery, at the former Cheung Hing Company near Southside Park. The past two years of trying to open have been a saga for the couple, and left them with a bitter taste toward Sacramento being friendly to small business. Courtesy: Unseen Heroes
N’Gina and Ian Kavookjian are preparing to open South, a fried chicken spot and downhome eatery, at the former Cheung Hing Company near Southside Park. The past two years of trying to open have been a saga for the couple, and left them with a bitter taste toward Sacramento being friendly to small business. Courtesy: Unseen Heroes
Nosh Pit with Chris Macias

Nosh Pit with Chris Macias

Chris Macias chops it up about local food issues

Pair haven’t given up on opening their dream: South restaurant

October 30, 2014 2:40 PM

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Chris Macias has served as The Sacramento Bee's food and wine writer since 2008. His writing adventures have ranged from the kitchen at French Laundry to helping pick 10 tons of zinfandel grapes with migrant farmworkers in Lodi. Chris judges regularly at food, wine and cocktail competitions around Northern California. Reach him at cmacias@sacbee.com or 916-321-1253. Twitter: @chris_macias.