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Swank Southern Kitchen to Open in Davie (Photos)

Davie is the cowboy capital of South Florida, boasting rodeos, horses, and great country/western bars. So it's only fitting that John Wayne is coming to this quaint town on the western side of Broward.

Technically, The Duke is dead. But we're talking about a larger-than-life mural of Wayne perched by the bar of the soon-to-open Swank Southern Kitchen, located at 4196 South University Drive.

Oscar Ferriera, of Soi Chinese in Miami, has rounded-up a team of chefs from some of Miami's best kitchens including Swine Southern Table & Bar, Pubbelly, Nemesis, and Tuyo, to develop the menu for this Southern-inspired eatery which features modern twists on traditional Southern "vittles".

The restaurant will also offer a host of signature cocktails and a large selection of beer on tap, served at a chilling 36 degrees.

The 200-seat indoor/outdoor space features murals by Daniel Fila and 2alas, two talented street artists who are capturing the spirit of vintage Americana on the walls of the space with depictions of icons like Johnny Cash, John Wayne, and the repeal of prohibition.

Swank Southern Kitchen soft opens September 8 at 4 p.m.

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