everyone knows that the south knows how to do bbq. apparently even new yorkers.
so when my friend anne larimer asked me if i wanted to go to a barbeque block party at madison square park i thought, 'heck yes!' and when we learned that martin's bbq from nashville, tn was coming, i took it as a message from God saying 'Go, eat barbeque and be merry.' which we did.
not even the pouring rain on saturday could stop dedicated fans from having a good ole southern time. both the food and the bands reminded me of honky-tonking in downtown nashville. i felt so at home as i ate my bbq sandwich and listened to the guitars playing and just a tinge bit homesick.
luckily, i was quickly comforted by an old friend from high school (and fellow tennessee girl), sonia, who has been living in brooklyn. we had dinner at le verdure in eataly (an AMAZING italian market!). the gnocchi with tomato and mushroom ragu was delicious and at $14 a great deal. unlike this little chunk of cash!
we then headed to a small joint where all the local new yorkers like to hang... TIMES SQUARE. i have to say i did not want to like times square. it's garish, hectic, and filled with slow tourists. but boy was it FUN! i was completely swept away by all the glittering lights and massive signs. it was my HELLO new york! moment.
i cannot wait to see WICKED with my mother and sister when they come this summer!big apple bbq block party madison square park, ny ny (646) 747.0584 eataly entrance on 23rd street & 5th avenue, ny ny (212) 229.2560