We chatted with Sean Brock, a Virginia native and the celebrated chef behind some of the South’s most beloved restaurants, Husk (in Nashville and Charleston) and McCrady’s (Charleston). He let us in on his passion for Southern food, what to expect in his first cookbook, Heritage, out Tuesday, Oct. 21, and what he'd want for his last meal on the planet (hint: Thanksgiving!).
From classic pulled pork in North Carolina to traditional Texas brisket to Kentucky mutton, here are twenty-one of the best barbecue sandwiches you’ll ever eat.
2. Cane and Table New Orleans, LA On the lip of the Caribbean, New Orleans has been a rum-washed town since long before Pat O’Brien poured the first hurricane. Today it’s an airy bar and restaurant where bartenders chisel three-hundred-pound frozen blocks into four varieties of ice—shaved, rocks, long rocks, and spheres—that cool down Sunshine State–inspired cocktails such as the Florida Mule, with Tampa-made Cane vodka, and the Red Bandana, spiced with St. Augustine’s famous datil peppers. Try the spiced apple toddy with calvados, maple syrup, apple juice, apple bitters, and Chinese five spice bitters, or sip a classic sparkling wine cocktail. 5. Kimball House Decatur, GA Miles Macquarrie, formerly of Leon’s Full Service, is one of Atlanta’s most respected bartenders.