Cooking Out in NY: BBQ at Hope Lounge tomorrow

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Tomorrow is going to be a silly day. I’ve got a nine o’clock call time on my agenda tomorrow morning, when I’ll start the day by making 300 servings of cornbread with one oven. I can’t wait to not sleep.

In preparation for this barbecue, hosted by Finger on the Pulse/Dinner with the Band, all the marinating, braising, barbecuing, caramelizing, stewing and slicing for four sides, three meats, three sauces, a vegetarian dish and dessert will take place over the next thirty or so humid July hours through the wiles of two renegade, superhuman amateur chefs, and myself. I can’t find much time to blog right now, but I will have my camera in tow for what is shaping up to be quite possibly the most challenging camera-kitchen utensil juggling session of the year. Expect photos and recipes to come. I hope to see some of you there, and offer this sneak peek of the dinner menu.

North Carolina style pulled pork and burnt ends
Mole-braised shredded duck
Espresso beef brisket
*all served with choice of your preferred Carolina ‘cue sauce
Grilled peach with spiced chèvre and caramelized shallots (vegetarian option)

Choice of two sides:
Collard greens
Cole slaw
Black-eyed pea succotash
Sesame noodle salad

Banana coconut cornbread with peach confit and whipped cream

Cocktails, provided by Alexander Day:
Brown Derby
Grapefruit Collins
Mexican Firing Squad

A la carte ice cream sandwiches provided by Ice Cream Social

6 Responses

  1. desiree

    being from carolina (the south kind) myself, i’ll try the grilled peaches, collard greens and black eyed peas. with many grapefruit collins’. i’d love the recipe for those, it’s hot down here! have fun, good luck, and i can’t wait to see the pictures. xx

  2. Karol

    hi, i’ll have the grilled peach, cole slaw, sesame noodle salad, and dessert (x2 if possible) please, thank you. CAN’T WAIT, and good luck!

  3. M.Thew

    Maybe some peppers and corn kernels in the cornbread? For that crunchy mouth feel.

  4. Sarah

    God, I wish I wasn’t working tonight! I’d totally be there. Have a great time.

  5. Trev

    I can’t believe I missed this!!

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