This week’s theme appears to be lunch in the “West of Midtown West” region.
Southern Hospitality was first opened by Justin Timberlake and friends in the UES. A second outpost recently opened in Hell’s Kitchen, on 9th Ave and 45th Street.
When I checked in on Four Square, I was informed that there was a special where first check-ins were awarded with a free pitcher of beer. I showed the waitress, and she informed me that I had checked in at the wrong Southern Hospitality (WHOOPS!) but they would honor it anyway. The guys at my table were pleased.
The interior is massive and decorated in a very fun, southern, barry way.
We went out for team lunch and ordered across the menu. There was a BBQ chicken chopped salad.
A side of… something?
A cheese steak that wound up being quite disappointing when the orderer failed to read that there was cheese SAUCE on it.
Some BBQ salmon
A plate of smoked sliced brisket (which was questionably brisket) with a side of succotash and collard greens.
And I took a dive and tried my very first chicken and waffles.
They came with a side of mashed taters, which were fair at best.
While the chicken looked over-breaded and over-fried, it wasn’t bad. But it certainly wasn’t the best I had. I understand why people like this combo (turns out syrup and fried chicken are delicious together), but I wasn’t impressed.
Turns out, no one else was either. Nothing stuck out, nothing was particularly good, and nothing was worth going back for.
Sorry JT. We’ve had much better BBQ, even in NY, elsewhere.
Total Nom Points: 6 out of 10