Six New Restaurants Local Chefs are Excited About

Justin Winters, the chef de cuisine at Cinquecento, said that he’s looking forward to trying out Southern Proper, a South End spot with a thoroughly Southern menu slated to debut March 1. Chef Jason Cheek, a North Carolina native, told Eater Boston that the menu will be “heavily oriented toward chicken and beer.” Winter said he’s excited for some authentic Southern cuisine.

“I drive past it every day, since it’s right down the street from my restaurant,” Winter said in an email. “They do real southern food, which is hard to come by in the city. Now all I can think about is fried chicken and whiskey!”