Big Sam’s Funky Nation and Love At First Bite’s Cochon de Lait Poboy: Two local favorites that celebrate the flavor and soul of the south. Sam grew up perfecting his tunes on the trombone, just as Love At First Bite slow cooks their pork to fall-off-the-bone perfection. Both have a heartiness, tenderness, and element of cool – whether it’s the shiny brass bone, starched shirt, and sunglasses or the crisp coleslaw piled atop the steaming hot pulled pork. Either way, Big Sam’s Funk Nation and Love At First Bite come together to bring us something hot, something fresh, and something that’s guaranteed to make us dance for joy. I recommend enjoying both at the same time.