Southern in the City

NYC's Sweet Taste of Dixie

By Jenny AdamsSouthern in the CityDecember 5, 2012

Forbes Fisher, the 26-year-old president and co-founder of Steve’s Ice Cream, has an off-the-cuff humor, and he can easily turn on his native Southern drawl, something he has mostly lost since moving to New York.

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All Ears in NYC

By Jenny AdamsSouthern in the CityOctober 12, 2012

One of the newest spots to open in New York’s East Village is the diminutive Duck’s Eatery, a space that barely accommodates 40 inside.  Influenced by his grandmothers (one owned a Jewish delicatessen and the other was a trained French chef) Chef William Horowitz got his first job in a restaurant at the age of 14. After culinary school, he hit the road, focusing on and studying the cuisines of the Southern United States, followed by traveling abroad to India, Nepal, Thailand, and Tibet

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Happy Birthday, Jack Daniel

By Jenny AdamsSouthern in the CitySeptember 23, 2012

Name of Drink: The Sapona Sportsman

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Brooklyn by the Half Shell

By Jenny AdamsSouthern in the CitySeptember 17, 2012

In honor of oyster season, we’re spotlighting Maison Premiere in Williamsburg, Brooklyn—a belle époch-styled cocktail den with a New Orleans feeling that’s arguably one of the best places for fresh-shucked in all five boroughs.

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The Pig & Punch Party

By Jenny AdamsSouthern in the CityJuly 27, 2012

During New Orleans’ tenth annual Tales of the Cocktail—a celebration that began July 25 and will last until July 29—over 20,000 bartenders, booze makers, spirits journalists, and libation enthusiasts have gathered in the Big Easy for five days of seminars, tasting sessions, competitions, lunches, and dinners. But although this may sound like a typical cocktail festival, the party involves more than just eating and drinking. This past Tuesday, a group of 70 Tales attendees volunteered to spend the day scrubbing, painting, organizing, and cleaning the KIPP Renaissance High School in East New Orleans. For the third year in a row, the Bon Vivants, a San Francisco-based events and bartending team, has put together this charity event as a means of giving back to New Orleans, a city they have come to love over the past ten years through Tales of the Cocktail. In addition to putting in the manual labor, the Bon Vivants are also giving back by doing what they do best: throwing a party

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Brooklyn’s Seersucker

By Jenny AdamsSouthern in the CityJuly 1, 2012

As a 10-year-old, Robert Newton wasn’t exactly excited to spend his weekends on his hands and knees, digging in the family vegetable garden at his home in Arkansas. Today, the chef/owner of Seersucker in Carroll Gardens, will happily tell you that it’s the best culinary training life ever handed him. “My parents grew all sorts of vegetables,” Newton says. “They canned green beans … stuff like that. I look back now and realize that it was an awesome experience. At the time, I think I probably just thought, 'Damn, it’s hot out here.'"

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NYC Celebrates the Kentucky Derby

By The EditorsSouthern in the CityMay 8, 2012

For the second year in a row, we asked photographer Michael Harlan Turkell to document the tipples, toppers, and mint-flavored merriment of Derby Day at Eleven Madison Park in Manhattan. Click here to see the photos.

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North California Creole

By Jenny AdamsSouthern in the CityApril 27, 2012

Justin Simoneaux grew up in Raceland, Louisiana, and while he now calls San Francisco home, his daily activities still include frying alligator. We sat down with the 27-year-old chef is behind the Boxing Room—one of the best places on the west coast to chow down on a plate of Cajun and Creole cuisine (especially fried gator)

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Southbound in Spirit: A Night at City Grit

By Jenny AdamsSouthern in the CityMarch 13, 2012

For Sarah Simmons (Food & Wine magazine’s Home Cook Superstar and Southern-born expat) and her business partner Jeremie Kittredge, opening a culinary salon was about bringing a southern love of dinner parties and supper clubs into a crowded, often gritty big city. (
You may remember this dinner we wrote about last year.

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Keedick Coulter Brings a Little South To Alphabet City

By Jenny AdamsSouthern in the CityFebruary 17, 2012

Of all the things I miss about the South (family, friends, warm February days) I miss the food. Particularly biscuits. And while living in Manhattan, I’ve often longed for my Southern staples to be as close as they were in my mother’s kitchen. And now … it’s happened. Bobwhite Lunch & Supper Counter has recently opened and is in walking distance from my East Village apartment

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