As Jennifer Biggs reports in Wednesday’s Food section, Neely’s Barbecue Parlor — a new venture by Memphis barbecue celebrities and Food Network stars Gina and Pat Neely – opens for business next week on the Upper East Side of Manhattan. The New York Times’ Diner’s Journal blog posted more details about the restaurant, which finds the Neelys partnered with restaurateur Abraham Merchant.
Unlike a number of New York barbecue joints, which emphasize the woodpile, the Neely’s conveys more gracious dining.
Wade Burch, who has worked at several of Mr. Merchant’s restaurants, will be pulling the pork when Nelly’s Barbecue Parlor opens on July 13. The menu will also feature barbecued mussels, cedar-planked salmon, chicken-fried steak, and beer-can chicken in addition to the usual barbecue hot buttons.