Robert Newton & Kerry Diamond of Seersucker/Smith Canteen join Greg & Darin Bresnitz on this week’s edition of Snacky Tunes. Hear how online dating led to the opening of Seersucker, a 40-seat neighborhood spot in Carroll Gardens, Brooklyn inspired by the food and hospitality of the South. Find out how they interpret southern cuisine differently than most and how they work with students at PS 58 to source local produce. Later on, hear from the high-energy street performing band Moon Hooch who performs live and explains what its like to be a busker. This program was sponsored by Hearst Ranch.

“What we’re doing isn’t straight up southern food. It’s southern ingredients and techniques used in different ways.”

“I had no idea how rough it is to have a restaurant. It’s incredibly rewarding, but it brings you to your knees. Every night is like a Broadway show.”

–Kerry Diamond of Seersucker/Smith Canteen on Snacky Tunes

“Southern food is one of the first market driven cuisines. Down south was like the walk in refrigerator of America.”

“Fried chicken is not the end-all, be-all of southern food. I refuse to let it be.”

–Robert Newton of Seersucker/Smith Canteen on Snacky Tunes