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The Neelys “heart” New York

Pat and Gina Neely – of Memphis barbecue and Food Network fame – will host a Memphis-style shindig at the grand opening of their new New York City restaurant next week.

Neely’s Barbecue Parlor opens July 13 at 1125 First Avenue (1st and 62nd – upper East Side – by the Queensboro bridge) in a space that once housed Merchants NY – one of the city’s last cigar bars.

The Neelys will host an invitation-only party on July 12 for foodies and friends.

Executive chef at the new joint is tv’s “Chopped” alum Wade Burch.

We’ve seen the menu – and it looks good!

In addition to the usual barbecue fare, there’s barbecued mussels, chicken-fried steak, and Pat’s famous beer-can chicken.

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