Mon-Thu, 11:30am-11pm; Fri, 11:30am-midnight; Sat, 10am-midnight; Sun, 10am-10pm
C, E at 23rd St.
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At the Chelsea sequel to Little Giant, their former venture in the Lower East Side, partners Julie Taras Wallach and Tasha Garcia Gibson have 74 seats, Stumptown coffee, and—most important—a gas line. That last bit liberates Wallach to do what she couldn’t in an electric-powered kitchen—sauté, grill, broil, and, especially, fry (as in fried pickles, fried green tomatoes, and fried oysters). “Our sweet spot is refined comfort food,” she says, clearly alluding to such regional specialties as pimento cheeseburgers and Pig in a Poke (poached eggs with andouille and grits). Tipsy Parson, named for a boozy dessert, is open continuously from 11:30am on weekdays, dispensing lunch, dinner and brunch on weekends, plus house-baked pastries, southern cheeses, Duroc pork, and on-theme cocktails like a sorghum old fashioned.Recommended Dishes
Pig in a Poke, $15