One Square Mile: American Cuisine and Seasonal Soup at Bristol's Persimmon

Oct 15, 2013

With just 37 seats, Persimmon isn’t one of the largest restaurants in Bristol, but it’s won accolades far and wide for its creative cuisine.

Persimmon chef and owner Champe Speidel.
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Persimmon is nestled on State Street in downtown Bristol.

The interior of Persimmon.
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We took a visit there as part of our One Square Mile series. The sound of an industrial blower can be heard in the background of Persimmon’s kitchen.