645 9th Ave (corner of 45th St.)
Justin Timberlake, with friends Trace Ayala and Eytan Sugarman, has become a restauranteur with his Southern Hospitality restaurant in NYC, serving up Memphis style BBQ.
Hotel Note : If in need of a hotel in this neighborhood called Hell's Kitchen, check out: The French Quarter Guest Apartments.
A last minute dinner invite from colleague and good friend Greg Allen landed us at this Hell's Kitchen neighborhood restaurant. I actually had to look up what makes Memphis BBQ different from other styles. Memphis-style barbecue is slow cooked in a pit and ribs can be prepared either 'dry' or 'wet'."
But this joint really offers a wide range of southern fare. There's something for everyone in this very relaxed and laid-back environment.
DIZZY NOTE: What is good for those of us with compromised vestibular systems and/or Meniere's disease is that the space is open. But there are a lot of busy visuals, which can be a bit overwhelming. Luckily, the restaurant wasn't jam-packed and the noise level was just fine.
Greg had been here before so I took his lead and we started with two appetizers I would NEVER have ordered on my own.
|Mac & cheese spring roll.|
|Shrimp po' boy.|
And for dessert we ordered s'mores! And how cute . . . the melted chocolate and toasted marshmallows come served in a cast iron skillet. As Greg said, "The s'mores were not only delicious - but fun that they bring it to your table (a la campfire) and let you do it yourself!"
For a big taste of Memphis style BBQ and a super relaxed atmosphere in Hell's Kitchen, stop by Justin's Southern Hospitality.
Enjoy your grub, ya'll!