So, I've been pretty obsessed with the idea of insane sandwiches ever since reading about them on the interwebs. I've got some ideas for some Nashvillecentric 'wiches, some of which I'm hoping to assemble in real life and subsequently challenge the editorial staff to ingest.
In the meantime, one of my insane ideas is the Country cha siu baau— pork shoulder barbecue baked into a biscuit. Thinking of this led me to another idea, grits and sausage cooked inside a collard green, a riff on lo mai gai. This of course in turn led me to the obvious need for real dim sum in Nashville, but also, more to the point, to the idea for Southern dim sum. Imagine clattering carts filled with small portions of mac-and-cheese, smoked ribs and permit har gow. Oolong sweet tea on the tables. What else?