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Redneck Is the New Black

September 12, 2007

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Time Out NY just published this article about all the new food and restaurant trends. And I think, mostly, they’re right on the money: Sam Mason is very NOW, and I gotta agree that the restaurant aesthetic du jour is “Redneck.” Also, I was just saying to my friend (who was ragging on Justin Timberlake’s Southern Hospitality pretty hard) that BBQ restaurants are popping up all over town. I was lucky enough to hit up a press event at Hill Country—the Texas BBQ was yummy and the Peanut Butter & Jelly cupcakes were giant and phenomenal. And then there’s Georgia’s Eastside BBQ on the LES and Johnny Utah’s in Midtown. But here’s something that made me kinda warm inside—apparently “Bel Del” (which I think means Below Delancey) is a really hot restaurant district. But please… people… can we stop abbreviating and nicknaming every 2 blocks of Manhattan? And can anyone explain to me where in the hell BoCoCa and LIC are???

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“SO OVER BoCoCa Smith Street? Please.
SO NOW The hotness of Bel Del and those other ambiguously defined Bowery neighborhoods suggests that downtown is still riding high.
SO SOON If it’s true that Milk & Honey’s Sasha Petraske is opening a bar in LIC, the perpetually arriving ’hood may actually, finally get here.”

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3 comments

  1. LIC is Long Island City (in Queens). No idea where BoCoCa is.

    P.S. Your friend who was ragging on JT’s restaurant probably made a really good point during your conversation that you just forgot to mention in your post. I’m just guessing. B/c she sounds really smart.


  2. BoCoCa stands for Boerum Hill, Cobble Hill, and Carroll Gardens. I saw it on “Cool in your Code” on public access


  3. Ooooohhh… of course it does.



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