Epicurious Entertains NYC, Fatty Sunday: A Zak Pelaccio Lunchtime Feast. It involved watching football and eating a preview of Fatty Cue, the barbecue unicorn by Pitmaster Robert Richter and Zak Pelaccio, the executive chef of Fatty Crab. Southern BBQ meets Southeast Asia, I expected spicy, sweet, tangy, and hot. Lots of hot.
Epicurious events I went to that week, Fatty Sunday was set up buffet style. Everyone could walk into the kitchens, try to chat up the chefs (they were pretty busy while I was in there), grab as much food as possible, and head back to watch the games.
I will warn you, everything was hot or fiery hot; there was no mild here. There was one plate I was not going to try-the pickled Thai chilies. I didn't want to be reduced to a snotty, watery mess in front of my gracious hosts. Upon leaving, I immediately called Brownie and instructed her that we need to go to Fatty Cue as soon as it opens, whenever that will be. We will be right behind Joe DiStefano in line.
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