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Chick-Fil-A Announces Sunday Opening

The moment we’ve been waiting for has arrived.



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Brooklyn’s Egg Draws a Crowd

Which came first, Southern food in New York or Egg?

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.

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12 Reasons to Love NOLA Right Now

Check out my post on some of the places feeling the NOLA love in NYC right now here, on my Garden & Gun blog.

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BBQ in the News

I'll forsake personal vanity here because I'm so proud to be in the company of Rodney Scott.

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.

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Yes, Another Southern Restaurant

South Houston (the restaurant, not the “of” neighborhood) opened last week at the corner of West Broadway and Grand. On the southern-in-the-city menu: corndogs (yum), house-made jello (what?!) and Yellow Tail by the $8 (WHAT?!) glass. Very curious.

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Hello Summer!

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.

Patriotic Sunfish

Surfers at Ditch Plains in Montauk

Making paddleboarding look easy.

Surfers on break

Andre Balazs' Sunset Beach on Shelter Island

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Big Apple BBQ Block Party Pictures

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:

“He’s class and I’m the ass.” —John Currence on following Floyd Cardoz during their cooking seminar on Sunday afternoon

“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

Colorful character working the smoker at Martin's. All Photos: Will Mischner

I've been known to cozy up to a pitmaster (or 15).

Bourbon Boss, Julian Van Winkle, snapped a few photos, too.

The elusive Danny Meyer and friend at Blue Smoke's station.

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