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When I was growing up, breakfast during the week was boxed cereal or, on occasion, french toast sticks thawed quickly in the microwave. But come Saturday, I’d wake to find my dad standing at the stovetop stirring a saucepan of grits. He’d dress his with Crystal hot sauce, while I’d make a bowl that was essentially equal parts grits and ketchup. Eventually my tastes matured, and I abandoned ketchup altogether in order to savor...
The past few months have been very eventful for chef Rob Newton. Recently, he was handed the reins at the Brooklyn Botanic Garden where he's revamping the Garden's cafe and catering program. And now, Newton and business partner Kerry Diamond are making another big move: The duo are moving Nightingale 9 into the space formerly occupied by Seersucker and opening a new casual Southern restaurant in its place. The new eatery will be named Wilma...
Today in food-related heartbreak, we have this news: Van Horn, the Cobble Hill-based Southern restaurant, has officially closed its doors. This unfortunate news hits we bkmag-ers especially hard since Van Horn has been one of our favorite sandwich spots since it opened nearly four years ago. We loved them so much, in fact, that we picked their fried chicken sandwich as the best sammy available in Cobble Hill. We still stand by that claim. According to Eater NY,...
Big City jokes aside, moving to NYC can be quite a culture shock for Southerners used to driving everywhere, having backyards and participating in a culture rooted in a near overabundance of please-and-thank-you's. The good news is that a love and appreciation for the best parts of Southern culture is gaining traction in Brooklyn, and those from below the Mason-Dixon line are never too far from a reminder of home. Here is our guide...

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