Welcome to the Rum & Blackbird blog!
Here you’ll find all sorts of fun stuff: food news, interesting eats, Q & A’s with our tasters, travel tips and fun food creations. What better way to get the ball rolling than by meeting our illustrious founder, Moira Campbell? Sure, you can get the basic stuff on our “About” page, but for the real scoop, read on:
Q: Be honest: where’s your favorite place to eat in Hell’s Kitchen?
Obviously I love all the stops on my tour, but one other place I adore is Daisy May BBQ. I just love barbecue. Their macaroni and cheese is off the hook. Adam Perry Lang took his classic French training with Daniel Boulud and applied it to a low-concept cuisine that is the very basis of American food. Meat + fire = delicious.
Q: One food you couldn’t live without:
Peanut butter. To be truthful—I eat it by the jarload.
Q: What trends are you noticing in the NYC dining scene that you’re psyched about?
I love seeing really talented, classically trained chefs taking on more simplified concepts—like pizza, or sandwiches, or hotdogs, but done up with exceptional ingredients. Angelo Sosa at Xie Xie is a good example, and that’s why I wanted to include him on the tour.
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