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Sadaya “Daisy” Lewis

AboutModern Southern Table

The journey for Modern Southern Table began in the food court of the Colony Square Mall in Zanesville, Ohio, after Daisy Lewis competed in and won the Food Network’s “Food Court Wars” in March 2014. When her lease in the mall ended, Lewis refocused her efforts on relocating, hoping to open a restaurant in the Columbus area.

No stranger to the highs and lows that come with working in the restaurant industry, Lewis cites the wealth of knowledge she’s learned from Cameron Mitchell Restaurants (CMR) as a turning point in her entrepreneurial career. Other highlights include winning local accolades such as the Big Pitch and Best Fried Chicken awards and national recognitions such as winning the “Food Court Wars.”

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An incredible southern comfort food concept offering fried chicken, gumbo, macaroni and cheese and other southern classics.

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5 things to know about Modern Southern Table
  1. All the recipes are scratch-made based on Daisy’s grandmother’s recipes.
  2. The Modern Southern Table team calls everyone “cousins,” so don’t be surprised when you walk up and hear “Hey Cuz’!”
  3. The BIG TONE Smothered Chicken and Biscuits is named after Daisy’s husband, Tony. One bite of that sandwich and he was hooked.
  4. The Modern Southern Table menu is available Tuesday & Wednesday beginning at 4:00 PM, and Thursday – Sunday beginning at 11:00 AM.
  5. Daisy’s team prides themselves on taking care of their customers, their community, and doing right by their ancestors.
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10 Kitchens. 3 Bars. 1 Rooftop.