The phrase "Southern Hospitality" has always had the idea that people of the South are particularly warm and welcoming and use proper local etiquette - calling one "Sir" or "Ma'am," opening doors for ladies, inviting one to their home, and the like.
At our restaurant "Southern Hospitality" takes on that philosophy and more. At Southern Hospitality BBQ, you'll find everyone from Hollywood stars to locals, a menu of fine pulled pork sandwiches, baby back ribs, BBQ chicken, Southern fried catfish and many other southern favorites. All of this is topped off with a true New York setting, marked by flat screen TVs. And it's all the vision of one gentleman dedicated to bringing sexy back - Justin Timberlake, along with friends Eytan Sugarman and Trace Ayala.
BWW Says: We started the evening off, appropriately enough, at the recently-opened (and Justin Timberlake owned) Southern Hospitality restaurant. It came as a suggestion from one of BroadwayWorld's secret weapons, our 'concierge' who definitely knows the way around town - 'restaurantally' speaking. The midtown theatre district is littered with barbecue joints, but this one is a welcome addition, in Hell's Kitchen, at the corner of 9th Avenue and 45th street.
One of the key decisions when making theatre plans, is to dine in close proximity to where your show is. Since MEMPHIS, at the Shubert Theater, was only a couple of blocks away, our 'concierge' scored an A+ last night.
Now, about the food - 'OMG!' doesn't even begin to cover it. Every single entree and side were ridiculously good and I imagine that part of that has to do with the authenticity of Timberlake's Memphis roots. (The frozen lime margaritas weren't bad either) and the portions are huge, so the value is good if you're travelling in a pack.
(from: Special Report: MEMPHIS 2nd Year Anniversary - Still Wows!)