Southrn’ Spice Now Open up at Cross Road Market

Kandace Wysock

Southern foodstuff stall Southrn’ Spice is now open up at Cross Road Market in Federal Hill. Southrn’ Spice, which opened very last thirty day period, can take in excess of a stall that was vacated by Royal Farms Rooster earlier this 12 months.

Southrn’ Spice is owned by Chef Rex Murray, who is a veteran of the United States Military and grew up involving Memphis, Mississippi, and Indianapolis. Dependent on his really like of Southern food stuff, Murray went to culinary university soon after serving in the Army, worked in the hospitality field, and at some point started his have catering organization.

As COVID-19 shut down the wedding ceremony and corporate function sector, Murray realized he needed to pivot his business enterprise, and released the Southrn’ Spice food truck which he utilized to stop by neighborhoods in the Baltimore space.

Hunting for the future move to increase his company, Murray started searching for a brick-and-mortar site. His assistant told him about the acceptance of public markets in Baltimore and he commenced zeroing in on finding a stall. He seemed into acquiring a stall at the revamped Lexington Marketplace, which is underneath design, but turned to Cross Street Current market just after learning Lexington Current market is only taking purposes at this time.

He fell in like with Cross Avenue Current market when identifying the “turn-key” stall.

Southrn’ Spice’s menu will take inspiration from distinctive parts of the South. It has seafood gumbo as a nod to Louisiana, shrimp and grits from North Carolina, a Nashville sizzling chicken sandwich, and honey gold wings from Memphis. Murray reported fried catfish is massive all through the South, primarily the place he grew up in Mississippi. He caught them in a nearby pond increasing up.

Added menu products consist of basic or red velvet waffles with hen, a seared lamb chop, honey teriyaki-glazed salmon, baked and “smothered” hen, grilled or fried shrimp, and the Soulful Rito, which is a burrito loaded with catfish, collard greens, and mac and cheese.

Entrees appear with two sides which incorporate collard greens, candied yams, mac and cheese, cabbage, cajun fries, onion rings, corn bread, and purple beans and rice.

The desserts presented are apple pie, pecan pie, sweet potato pie, banana pudding, and peach cobbler.

Southrn’ Spice is open up each individual day from 11am-8pm, but next month the closing time will be prolonged to 11pm. Southrn’ Spice will before long open late night time on Fridays and Saturdays until 130am with a fried food stuff menu. The stall has a window dealing with the south aspect of Cross St., and a new mural will be additional quickly all around this window.

It has six workforce.

Southrn’ Spice presents catering with its Southern menu, but Murray also does much more standard marriage menus. The food stuff truck is at this time taking a break as the team will get settled in at Cross Avenue Market place, but will be back again in neighborhoods soon.

Southrn’ Spice is opening an additional site in Columbia, which will be a sit-down restaurant. Murray is also hunting to open up another market stall in Washington, D.C.

About the Author: Kevin Lynch

Founder and Publisher of, longtime resident of South Baltimore, and a graduate of Towson University. Diehard Ravens and O’s enthusiast, father of three, newbie pizza chef, skateboarder, and “bar foodstuff” foodie. E-mail me at [email protected] and stick to me on Twitter at @SoBoKevin.


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