Puckett’s

No meal is more Southern than a meat and three.  Unless it’s a grilled bologna sandwich.  Thankfully, at Puckett’s, you can get both. Puckett’s is located in the middle of downtown Nashville, right near our hotel, so it was our first stop upon arrival.  Lindsay wanted to fill her bachelorette weekend with as much Southern food…

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BowTie Barbecue

I was devastated when Johnny Harris closed.  That restaurant was an institution.  My grandparents went on dates there as teenagers and I have the bbq sauce shipped to me in NYC because I can’t live without it.  But as one smokehouse door closes, a window opens.  What started as a small batch sauce out of…

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Butcher Bar

The only thing that made my meal at Butcher Bar brunchy was the endless mimosas I drank.  Sure, there are some good bbq + eggs dishes on the menu, but when you’re eating at 2 PM, it’s time to admit that you’ve given up on the breakfast wagon.  2 PM is not too late, however,…

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BBQ + Mac & Cheese

After a busy weekend running around at all the wedding festivities, I really just wanted to spend Sunday evening at home.  I could cook a real meal, watch True Blood, and go to sleep early.  Since Albert agreed to my request to stay in, I decided to make him something I knew he would enjoy…

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Sandfly BBQ

For his first visit to the South, the main mission was to introduce Albert to some of the best BBQ we have to offer.  It’s probably his favorite cuisine and I was sure Savannah could do it better than NYC.  Many Southerners are single-minded when it comes to who makes the best bar-b-que in a…

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Mighty Quinn’s

When I noticed Mighty Quinn’s on a cab ride down to the East Village, I immediately recognized it as the place that had the long lines at Smorgasburg the previous weekend.  Then the brain really started working as I remembered a write up in NY Mag and again as I recalled a two-star review in…

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