Southern Lights Today


As we rapidly approach our 29th birthday here at the bistro, we’re celebrating with a new website, foodie-friendly blog, social media campaign and a slew of events and specials that takes Southern Lights from a brick and mortar restaurant to a complete experience.

 We’re also taking stock of what we’ve learned over the last three decades. As a gathering place for friends, foodies and families for nearly thirty years, we’ve learned to listen to our patrons. We’ve maintained many of our classic sandwiches and entrees but kept abreast of both global and local culinary movements with seasonality and freshness playing key roles. Today’s Southern Lights is still a neighborhood bistro specializing in innovative cuisine as well as classic, modern American fare – but we have a lot more to offer than just what’s on the menu.

Our new location just celebrated its four year anniversary and our expanded digs include a tented patio and a private dining room for special events, dinners and parties. We’ve also grown our catering business to be able to accommodate events of all sizes both on and off-site. Keep an eye out for upcoming Southern Lights Events that range from gallery gatherings to exclusive dinners.

The bistro itself entails a spacious and modern seating arrangement and the famous John Drees’ dream kitchen. The bar, “wo”manned by veteran bartenders Anna Keith and Michelle Nicholson has almost a cult following and offers classic and modern cocktails, craft beers and wines both unique and familiar. We just updated our wine list and we’ll share more details on that next week.

We’ve also officially launched the already familiar but expanded The Gallery at Southern Lights – featuring local artists and artisans and our latest installation is in the works. It’s all a part of the experience of Southern Lights, so stay tuned!

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