Enjoy southern favorites with a contemporary twist at Homecomin’ Kitchen and Southern Shine

For anyone who considers themselves a modern foodie, the name Art Smith conjures up images of delectable fried chicken, macaroni and cheese, and Oprah Winfrey. Well, Oprah isn’t on the menu at Chef Art Smith’s latest culinary endeavor, but everything else you’ve come to love from the ultimate Celebrity Chef is!

Located inside Disney Springs, Homecomin’ Kitchen is a celebration of everything Florida, and truly is a return to the roots for this Jasper, Florida native. Art Smith is a graduate of the Disney College Program, and is the first graduate to return to the “World” and open his own business within it’s boundaries. The menu is inspired by the food he loved when he was growing up, and is the epitome of Southern comfort.

Fried green tomatoes, fried chicken, and macaroni and cheese are the staples of this amazing diner, but you better save room for dessert. His spin on hummingbird cake is a sweet explosion of flavor in your mouth!

Of course, with Southern Shine included in the name of the restaurant, you have to sample some of the signature southern cocktails. Our favorite has to be the Sweet Tea Shine, because how can you go wrong with a sweet tea at a good, southern place? Add some heritage moonshine to the mix, and you have a drink that is out of this world!

So, if you’re in Walt Disney World, and looking for a great place to eat, check out Homecomin’ Kitchen. You’ll be glad you did!

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