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Brooklyn-Based Carnal Brings Massive Ribs to Parlor & Yard

Residency starts January 23

Slabs of Carnal’s meats
What could appear on Carnal's Austin menu

The chefs behind Brooklyn-based Carnal, known for Flintstone-sized slow-cooked ribs cooked in bone marrow, are heading west for a residency at West Sixth Street's Parlor & Yard, from Monday, January 23 through March. Carnal is the brainchild of Kentucky born Aaron Saurer and New York native James Zamory, both of whom are alums of New York’s Michelin-starred NoMad restaurant.

Part of Brooklyn’s seasonal outdoor food market Smorgasburg, Carnal aims to offer “a union of Kentucky slow cooking and New York eclecticism delivered with the precision of a Michelin starred restaurant.” Items on the Brooklyn menu can range from 48-hour pork shoulder to pork jowl to slow-cooked short ribs, which sells out weekly.

Carnal’s pop-up menu — exclusive to the Parlor & Yard residency — is currently under development but includes versions of the duo’s acclaimed beef short ribs with bone marrow and 48-hour pork shoulder. Dishes will range between $8 to $22 (subject to change). Tentative menu items include:

  • Slow-cooked short rib with marrow, tomato, and black pepper
  • 48-hour pork shoulder with burnt pineapple, chorizo, and green onion
  • Grilled lamb breast with rendered merguez, mustard green, and pistachio
  • Burger with short rib bone marrow and onion
  • Fried sweetbreads with brown butter and bay leaf
  • Charred zucchini with farro, ricotta, and basil
  • Crispy potatoes with chile, garlic, and fried egg sauce
  • Roasted cauliflower with horseradish, apple, and mint

Saurer and Zamory held previous winter residencies in Miami during 2015 and 2016.

Carnal’s kitchen hours will be from 4 to 10 p.m., Monday through Thursday, and weekend hours are to be determined. Parlor & Yard will have new hours starting with the Carnal launch on Monday, January 23 — 4 p.m. to 2 a.m. Monday through Thursday and noon to 2 a.m. Friday through Sunday.

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