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Eater just added a new feature, called Brunch Bunch, in which they visit a popular brunch spot and canvas the crowd to find out why folks are queued up and how long they’ll wait for a table. The second installment featured Southern hotspot, Egg, famed for George Weld’s version of his grandmother’s buttermilk biscuits (which he shared with me here). Among the waiters (as in, line-sitters, not servers): a punk rock musician, a janitor and the manager of Frankie’s Spuntino. Not only is this City loving the South right now, it’s willing to wait an hour or more to sample her vittles. Amazing.
ABC’s Nightline did a Labor Day–inspired segment on BBQ, and who should appear front and center but Hemingway, South Carolina’s own Scott’s Bar-B-Que. I met pitmaster Rodney Scott at a party at Billy Reid’s Bond Street store after the Big Apple BBQ Block Party this past summer, but I had been a fan of his family’s establishment for much longer. Check out the video, featuring Southern Foodways pioneer John T. Edge, here.
There are some great antique shops on the east end of Long Island and I’m in need of some new furniture, so we decided to spend the weekend sweeping the North and South Forks. Greenport is filled with gems like Beall and Bell and The Book Scout and Montauk has Melet Mercantile, but it was hard to focus on the goods with such beautiful weather. Eventually, we gave up and just enjoyed the sunshine. Summer, it’s nice to have you back.
Below are some of my favorite shots from last weekend’s pig out in Madison Square Park (plus more pictures after the jump). But first, a couple of soundbites overheard at the festivities:
“Everytime he comes to New York, he loses something–his cell phone, his wallet, something. He’s about to lose his damn mind.”–Seasoned member of Ed Mitchell‘s BBQ team about a fellow pit crew member’s foibles during present and past festivals