If we have to put up with New Orleans-style mugginess this summer, we should at least do so in the company of NOLA-style cuisine and bon temps.
Both can be found at Tchoup (“chop”) Shop, a pop-up party that throws down Sunday afternoons at d.b.a. Brooklyn. There, chef and NOLA native Simon Glenn prepares a dozen or so dishes each week on his makeshift grill.
The chef’s down-home touch has attracted a cadre of regulars and Louisiana ex-pats. Some come for Glenn’s more contemporary creations: A recent Sunday brought a memorable grilled boudin sausage (shipped in from Breaux Bridge, Louisiana) topped with his homemade pickles and Cajun mustard; sweet-sour chicken wings coated in homemade Cajun pepper jelly; and divine duck-fat-roasted asparagus punctuated with Chinese sausage, walnuts and blue cheese.
And there are others who just want to grab an above-par burger and some peel-and-eat shrimp accompanied by a sweaty mug of beer and listen to the tunes of a live Louisiana band.
Is it Sunday yet?
Tchoup Shop takes place every Sunday through October from 2:30 p.m. until the food runs out (usually around 8 p.m.). d.b.a. Brooklyn, 113 N. Seventh St. (between Berry St. and Wythe Ave.), Brooklyn; 718-218-6006 or tchoupshop.com
Photo: Alex Solmssen
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