Check out my gallery of images from the insanely overwhelming yet divinely inspiring Brimfield Antiques Market over at Garden & Gun.
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Michael Harlan Turkell said Eleven Madison Park’s Kentucky Derby Party, which he attended for Garden & Gun last weekend, was one of NYC’s “best restaurant shindigs.” I think that means he had fun. Check out his pictures from the cotton-candy-and-seersucker-filled event over at my other blog, Southern in the City.
This weekend’s a big one here in New York City. Lots of Southerners will be donning Lilly-or-louder dresses and ties, freshly laundered seersucker suits, and royal wedding–worthy hats to celebrate the annual running of the ponies at Churchill Downs. In Manhattan, folks will be gathering at Eleven Madison Park, Smack Mellon, and all of the other great locations throughout the five boroughs that serve heavily-liquored-sweating-cold mint juleps.
But we’re not the only ones. In fact, I won’t even be in the city this weekend. I’ll be down in South Carolina celebrating the lovely ladies in my family, and watching the Derby with some hometown friends. Where will you be gathering this Saturday? Please tell me how you celebrate the Kentucky Derby in style. And send pictures! I’ll be posting a gallery of the best shots on my Garden & Gun blog, Southern in the City, next week. Email me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
In honor of the touring Banff Mountain Festival, which is currently showing at the Peter Norton Symphony Space on 95th Street, I’ve been pulling together images from old Climbing and Summit magazines. You can view the gallery from Summit over at Southern in the City. The shots below are all from Climbing mag from 1960ish through 1990ish. More to follow tomorrow.
Patrick Riley and Alaina Moore met in college in Colorado, got married, sold all their stuff, bought a boat in Florida and sailed around the Keys up the East Coast to the Chesapeake. Along the way, they decided to form a band, which they named Tennis, and wrote songs based on the places they encountered during their voyage. South Carolina is (for obvious reasons) my favorite, but they’re all good. Tennis is playing at the Bell House tonight.
On the heels of the release of Columbia Records’ Bootleg, Volume 2: From Memphis to Hollywood, a two-CD, 57-track set featuring radio broadcasts, radio ads, and home recordings from Cash’s early years, folks all over the country (the world even?) are poised to celebrate the Man in Black’s birthday. Tomorrow, February 26, would be Cash’s 79th. Here in New York City, you can raise a glass, hear covers played by Alex Battles and Whiskey Rebellion, and watch rare video footage at the Bell House in Brooklyn tomorrow night. Cheers to you, Johnny.
From TastingTable today:
3 to 7 p.m.
Lone Star Showdown
Grab your boots and head to the Bell House for some Texas State Fair fun. The party (free entry) features a cook-off of the Tex-Mex classic, Velveeta-based queso, plus Texan draft beers, Ping-Pong tables, a giant Connect Four game, a belt-buckle contest and music by Texas expats Shoot the Jukebox. The Bell House, 149 Seventh St. (at Second Ave.), Brooklyn; 718-643-6510 or thebellhouseny.com