CITY GRIT presents: CITY SPOTLIGHT: Nashville Chef Pat Martin of Martin's Bar-B-Que Joint -- SOLD OUT!

The weekend of the Big Apple BBQ is one of our favorites each year. Who doesn’t love a weekend full of smoked meat, good friends, and one too many sips from tucked away flasks of Pappy? We thought the weekend couldn’t get any better. But we were wrong.

As part of our CITY SPOTLIGHT: NASHVILLE series, our good buddy and legendary Tennessee Pit Master, Patrick Martin, thought he’d jump start the pork party early by rolling into town a few days early with his 40-foot Hogzilla smoker and cook y’all a tasting menu like you’ve never seen.

We’re talking Smoked Gazpacho, Red Potatoes with Alabama White Sauce, Brisket Sliders, and his famous Redneck Taco.  Wait, y’all never had a Redneck Taco?!  We are talking cornbread hoe-cake topped with smoked meat, slaw and sauce---Yes Please!

If he serves up slices of his coconut cake, we can officially die and go to BBQ heaven!!

When: Wednesday, June 4th at 7:30pm
Where: 38 Prince (between Mott and Mulberry) 
Price: $65 for one, $125 for two

*Tickets to this dinner are available for pre-sale for 10 days exclusive to American Express cardmembers prior to the general public. 

American Express Pre-Sale Date: 4/16/2014
Public Sale Date: 4/29/2014 

This event is currently sold out, to place yourself on the waiting list, please click HERE.

CITY GRIT presents: Pitmasters Jonathan and Justin Fox of Fox Bros. Bar-B-Q

Loosen your belt buckles and get comfortable y’all because this is going to be epic. Big Apple BBQ is bringing in the crème de la crème of southern pitmasters to the city, so naturally we’re taking advantage of the situation.

You can’t real talk about BBQ without talking about the Fox brothers, Justin and Jonathan, of Fox Brother’s Bar-B-Q in Atlanta, GA. These native Texans are offering the highest quality cue in Atlanta, and beyond. They’ve excelled at combining southern BBQ heritage and their Texan roots, and put out the tastiest of tasty comfort food.

We’re talking Chicken Fried Ribs, Frito Pie, and a Beef Brisket Sandwich that will transport you straight to a checker-cloth covered picnic table in the South with an ice-cold glass of Sweet Tea in hand. Aaaaaah sweet summa nights.

And guess what! The Fox bros may be coming to visit during Big Apple BBQ but we’re the only official Fox Brother Bar-B-Q dinner in the city! Say WHAAAAAAAT! Get er done y’all, these tickets are already on the move. 

When: Thursday, June 5th at 7:30 pm 
Where: 38 Prince (between Mott and Mulberry) 
Price: $65 for one, $125 for two

*Tickets to this dinner are available for pre-sale for 10 days exclusive to American Express cardmembers prior to the general public. 

American Express Pre-Sale Date: 5/7/2014
Public Sale Date: 5/20/2014 

ANTENNAE-TO-TAIL LOBSTER DINNER

As we always say, the best way to someone’s heart is through their stomach, and there’s no better way to get into their hearts on a warm summer night than at a CITY GRIT lobster dinner. It’s finally summer in the city and we’ve been waiting 12 cold-ass months for this!

So you know what that means-- it’s crustacean nation up in here! Chef Mary-Frances Heck, CITY GRIT's Culinary Director will be utilizing every bit of the lobster, from the antennae to tail, which means knuckle sandwiches, lobster bisque, CITY GRIT’s take on a New England chowder and a Clam Bake Main Course that you’ve been craving like woah. And we’ve even invited some of our favorite bivalve friends to get in on this seafood extravaganza. 

You know you want to be there, so don’t miss your shot to enjoy New England’s most famous crustacean served up with some Southern hospitality!

When: Thursday, June 12th at 7:30 pm 
Where: 38 Prince (between Mott and Mulberry) 
Price: $65

*Tickets to this dinner are available for pre-sale for 10 days exclusive to American Express cardmembers prior to the general public. 

American Express Pre-Sale Date: 5/20/2014
Public Sale Date: 5/30/2014 

CITY GRIT presents: Chefs John Currence, Kelly English and Art Smith at The Big Gay Mississippi Welcome Table Dinner -- SOLD OUT

In a celebration of inclusion, equality, and the shared sense of community that the culinary world embodies every day, Southern culinary talents, John Currence, Kelly English, Art Smith, Scott Peacock, Bill Smith, Dwayne Ingraham and Virginia Willis will come together with NYC’s own stars Douglas Quint, Bryan Petroff and Aarón Sánchez to serve a unique menu of traditional – yet progressive, modern and open-minded – southern fare.

The Big Gay Mississippi Welcome Table will be held in support of the state’s LGBT community, to promote acceptance and equality and celebrate the contributions the LGBT community has made to the state’s creative offerings. 

Money raised from the event, and all actionable items will go towards the Pride Network on the campuses of the University of Mississippi and Mississippi State.

When: Friday, June 13th at 7:30 pm 
Where: 38 Prince (between Mott and Mulberry)
Price: $95 

If this event is sold out click HERE to add yourself to our waitlist.

SUMMER SOLSTICE DINNER

The sun is shining! The market is exploding with an amazing array of produce! And limes are no longer $6 a piece!

Just in time for the solstice, we’re throwing a celebration of summer with a refreshing menu full of fresh fish and farmer’s market finds.  

Join us for an offical summer kick-off!

When: Wednesday, June 18th at 7:30 pm 
Where: 38 Prince (between Mott and Mulberry) 
Price: $55 for one $95 for two

CITY GRIT presents: Chef Scott Crawford of Standard Foods

For the last five years, Chef Scott Crawford has been running the show in the kicthen and the bar (hello overachiever!) at The Umstead Hotel & Spa  - one of our favorite boutique hotels in Cary, NC.   There, he received the Forbes Five Star and AAA Five Diamond awards, multiple nods as a James Beard Semi-Finalist for Best Chef: Southeast, and five-stars from the News & Observer’s Greg Cox. 

Now he’s venturing out on his own, opening TWO new spots (and we thought WE were nuts!!!) Standard Foods and Nash Tavern - in downtown Raleigh over the next year.  

Join us for a sneak peak of Chef Scott's new dishes featuring a progressive take on southern cuisine--you're not going to want to miss his food, or bragging rights that you were the first to try it.

When: Thursday, June 19th at 7:30 pm 
Where: 38 Prince (between Mott and Mulberry)
Price: $65 

*Tickets to this dinner are available for pre-sale for 10 days exclusive to American Express cardmembers prior to the general public. 

American Express Pre-Sale Date: 5/28/2014
Public Sale Date: 6/6/2014 

VEGGIE TALES

I don’t know about y’all, but after a week of BBQ blowouts and months of fried chicken recipe testing (cue world’s tiniest violin), we’re going green and bringing back a fan favorite - Veggie Tales!

That’s right we’re bringing back this fan favorite for all of our veggie lovin' friends, and veggies that we love.

We’re planning a menu so magnificent, no one will even miss the meat!  

When: Tuesday, June 24th at 7:30 pm 
Where: 38 Prince (between Mott and Mulberry) 
Price: $55 for one $95 for two

*Tickets to this dinner are available for pre-sale for 10 days exclusive to American Express cardmembers prior to the general public. 

American Express Pre-Sale Date: 6/4/2014
Public Sale Date: 6/13/2014 

SOUTHERN COMFORT

Join us for the last Southern Comfort until fall as we celebrate the season's superstars - corn, squash, tomatoes, and okra! We've been busy in the test kitchen incorporating these fabulous fruits and vegetables into seasonal sides for the Birds & Bubbles menu! 

Now we're ready to pair them with some protein so grab a seat at the table for a sneak peek at what we've got cooking!

May's Southern Comfort sold out in a flash, so catch is while catch can! 

When: Wednesday, July 9th at 7:30 pm 
Where: 38 Prince (between Mott and Mulberry) 
Price: $55 for one, $95 for two

LOW COUNTRY SHRIMP SUPPER

Shrimp kebob, shrimp creole, shrimp gumbo, fried shrimp, shrimp scampi, shrimp stir fry, shrimp soup, shrimp stew, shrimp salad, shrimp sandwich...

Sarah's channeling her inner Gump and working on a menu reminiscent of summer's spent on the coast of the Carolinas. Limited seating is available for what is sure to be the most shrimp-tacular supper this side of the Mason-Dixion line.

When: Tuesday, July 15th at 7:30 pm 
Where: 38 Prince (between Mott and Mulberry) 
Price: $55 for one, $95 for two

*Tickets to this dinner are available for pre-sale for 10 days exclusive to American Express cardmembers prior to the general public. 

American Express Pre-Sale Date: 6/17/2014
Public Sale Date: 6/27/2014 

SOUTHERN SMALL PLATES

Good things come in small packages. Great things come on small plates. Join us as Sarah is cooking up our favorite Spanish tapas done southern style.  
Think pimento cheese and serrano ham or maybe even lamb with hot garlic jam, mint jus and patatas bravas. You will have to come see what inspired dishes will come out of our kitchen for this dinner.
Olé Y'all!

When: Tuesday, July 22nd at 7:30 pm 
Where: 38 Prince (between Mott and Mulberry) 
Price: $55 for one, $95 for two

*Tickets to this dinner are available for pre-sale for 10 days exclusive to American Express cardmembers prior to the general public. 

American Express Pre-Sale Date: 6/17/2014
Public Sale Date: 6/27/2014 

CITY GRIT presents: Chef Evan Hennessey of Stages at One Washington

When a chef with a resume like Evan Hennessey’s comes knocking at our door, you answer! 

Over the past ten years, he’s been cooking in the kitchens of some guys you may have heard of…you know…Charlie Palmer, Grant Achatz, Andrew Carmellini, Thomas Keller, and Ken Oringer.

No. Big. Deal.

Though you can see the influence these chefs have had on his cuisine, the menu at his restaurant, Stages at One Washington is definitely his own. Evan has certainly found his voice by combining classic and modern technique, preparing dishes featuring the bounty of New Hampshire’s locally farmed and foraged food.

Come see what this 2014 JBF Semi-Finalist and Star Chef’s Rising Star is cooking up at what was recently named as the #1 Hottest New Restaurant in NH by New Hampshire Magazine.

When: Wednesday, July 23rd at 7:30 pm 
Where: 38 Prince (between Mott and Mulberry) 
Price: $55 for one, $95 for two

*Tickets to this dinner are available for pre-sale for 10 days exclusive to American Express cardmembers prior to the general public. 

American Express Pre-Sale Date: 6/24/2014
Public Sale Date: 7/4/2014 

This event is currently sold out, please email us EVENTS@CITYGRITNYC.COM to place yourself on the waiting list.

CITY GRIT presents: CITY SPOTLIGHT: Nashville Chef Andrew Little of Josephine

When we went to Nashville on our last CITY SPOTLIGHT scouting trip earlier this year, we just missed the opening of Chef Andrew Little's new restaurant, Josephine. 

We'd heard his cooking style is all about roots; roots of a recipe, roots of the land, or the roots of his Pennsylvanian past paired with his newly grounded Southern roots and we wanted to know what that meant.

After some serious stalking at Charleston Food & Wine, Sarah was able to track him down and get her hands on some tasty treats like his Grilled Chicken Livers with Charred Onion & Pepper Jelly, Rainbow Carrots with Curry granola, Dill, & Buttermilk Vinaigrette and her personal favorite, the Beef Cheeks with Charred Corn! 

Who knew we were such fans of Southern Dutch cuisine?! See for yourself why Josephine is one of Nashville's hottest new restaurants. And keep your fingers crossed for the Pretzel Rolls...we dream about those little guys.

When: Tuesday, July 29th at 7:30pm
Where: 38 Prince (between Mott and Mulberry) 
Price: $55 for one, $95 for two

*Tickets to this dinner are available for pre-sale for 10 days exclusive to American Express cardmembers prior to the general public. 

American Express Pre-Sale Date: 6/24/2014
Public Sale Date: 7/4/2014 

NOTES: Tickets purchased are non-refundable and non-transferrable. If time permits, City Grit will help connect ticket holders wishing to transfer tickets to those on the event waiting lists.

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