In case you missed it yesterday, chef Sean Brock unveiled his vision for the updates to the 2 Unity Alley address as McCrady’s Tavern. In addition to his overall idea for the restaurant as an affordable, lively nod to the Gilded Age, he also teased at some menu items.
The Tavern is an idea that’s been bouncing around in my head for a few years now. I’ve always been obsessed with Pre-Depression American cooking. The food after the Civil War, and before the Great Depression, the Gilded Age, was a really, really cool moment for American cooking. This is when people were inventing things like baked Alaska, oysters Rockefeller, and lobster newburg and thermidor.