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Atlas Obscura Introduces Southern Obscura Vending Machine

October 6, 2022, 4 pm8 pm.

Thursday, October 6, the World’s Most Unusual Vending Machine is making its return to New York City with a special 5-day residency in Brooklyn’s McCarren Park. Atlas Obscura has teamed up with The Tennessee Department of Tourist Development, The Louisiana Office of Tourism, Visit North Carolina, and Visit Mississippi to launch the Southern Obscura Vending Machine, bringing a taste of the culinary ingenuity of the South to New York City. With the help of the culinary storytellers at Gastro Obscura, these four Southern states have curated a selection of delectable food and drink items to highlight the bakers, makers, farmers, and chefs working their magic across the south. 

To kick off the residency, we would like to invite you to the opening celebration on Thursday, October 6 from 4 – 8pm at McCarren Parkhouse (855 Lorimer St. Brooklyn, NY). Stop by for specialty treats, signature drink specials and performances by music historian and archivist, DJ Jonathan Toubin, who will be spinning classic Southern rhythm and blues, rock and roll, and soul 45s from Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, and Tennessee artists. 


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