Sunday, April 22, 2012

MIDWAY

New York, New York

This caught my eye partly because "Midway" is a common name for drive-in theaters, showing up frequently in my research. This time though, it's a cleaners and tailors establishment. The other thing was that it's clear Duke's is a place that wouldn't be caught dead serving anything I'd be caught dead eating.

6 comments:

Martina said...

I am wondering what a "pulled pork" might be ...

Carl said...

Never had it, but I understand it's a Southern specialty. The stuff is slow cooked/smoked with lots of BBQ sauce. Not sure where the "pulled" comes from except a guess that the meat is so cooked that a serving is pulled off the bone by hand rather than needing to carve it with a knife. And that's about as much as this Yankee vegetarian wants to think about it ;-)

Martina said...

I highly appreciate your effort :-) -

Before my inner eye I've seen a pig with a rope around the neck pulled all the way to the butcher ...

Thanks!

DerekL said...

Carolina Pulled Pork is prepared by cooking the meat over hardwood coals (I.E. it tastes of smoke, but is not smoked). When it's done, it "pulled" by tearing the meat into shreds or small chunks using either forks or hands. The it's mixed with barbeque sauce (Carolina style sauce, which is vinegar based and bears no resemblance to the sugary/tomatoey cr_p you buy in a grocery store) and served forth.

I'll spare you a dissertation on the various schools and variants on the style.

Derek
- a passionate devotee of the Lexington variant of Carolina BBQ.

Carl said...

Derek, thanks for the expert info.

Mike Mundy said...

Duke's: "It's so cheesy it's fun."

Here.

Don't know if that link works.