From "have a sit down, darlin'", to "you got a purty mouth, boy", the South is well known for its hospitality.
Here to make you squeal, but with delight: City Grit, the SoHo “culinary salon”, now selling tickets to their first-ever outdoor event, a good old-fashioned shrimp boil.
The culinary brainchild of transplanted southerner Sarah Simmons — FOOD & WINE’s Home Cook Superstar and avid champion of Dixie cuisine — City Grit hosts ticketed dinners in a former Catholic school that also houses WRK Design, a reclaimed furniture design studio. The food is home-cooked and the furniture is for sale.
For the shrimp boil, Simmons & Co. will use the school’s 4,000-sq.-foot outdoor courtyard to host their fête, plating up heaping portions of boiled gulf shrimp with spicy mayo dip, house-made pork sausage, corn on the cob, potatoes, cole slaw, and fresh-baked bread with bacon butter.
Seating is always communal, and small-batch wine and beer pairings are always available for purchase.
Dueling banjos not included.