Went in on a saturday evening, hoping for some food. Have to admit, probably not the best plan ever. Huge waiting line outside (estimated waiting time of 40 minutes). We had their house beer and a few other from draught, but decided not to wait in line for the food. It smelled nice though and it seems to be quite the experience...
I came by due to the convenient location across from Spuyten Duyvil. A kitschy smoked bbq joint with an average draft list. The food was slightly above average but not by much. The meat a touch too dry and the beans served way too hot. Oh and they think it’s still hip to serve beer in fucking jam jars! Whatever. Horrible staff (kids) who couldn’t have looked more depressed even if they tried. This place feels like a tourist trap and I was happy to get out of there.
Small BBQ joint. Crowds can be insane so get here early. You’ll need to scout out your own table after ordering at the counter so it can be a challenge if you’re with a big group. Beer selection was about 10 taps, mostly local including their house beer from Barrier (which was solid). Service at the counters was warm, inviting and helpful. The BBQ is good but not great. Brisket and pork belly had excellent texture but weren’t very flavorful. The chicken and baked beans were excellent. The reason this place isn’t really worth a visit was the pricing. We spent roughly $40 per person on food alone. BBQ should never be that expensive, especially mediocre BBQ. Save your money and head to Dinosaur.
BBQ was definitely good, though did not astonish me as it seems to have others here. Beer selection was a bit disappointing, I felt. The two I did have weren’t all that good. Not the bar’s fault, but it seems the tap list was a bit uninspired.
We started our Brooklyn pub crawl with lunch at Fette Sau where I gave into temptation and ordered 1/4lb of bacon ends, 1/3lb of pulled pork shoulder, 1/3lb of brisket, 1 beef rib, and 4 pork ribs, plus beans and potato salad. In hindsight, that is a LOT for two people. The small order of beans alone is a fair bit of food! It was all great, though I was a bit disappointed by the beef ribs, which I have decided just aren’t for me. The pulled pork was delicious on wee fresh buns with a selection of sauces, and the bacon ends were sinfully rich. Pearl later advised that if you are getting sides ordering no more than 1/2lb of meat per person is probably a good guideline. Oops! :) They also have a solid craft beer selection, we enjoyed some Barrier Queen of Tarts (which I loved) and their house beer Fette Brau (which is decent but comparatively simple). Its a relatively small space with communal tables inside and more outside on the patio. Can’t recommend this place enough based on the food, but very glad we got there for opening rather than having to stand in the LONG line that formed while we ate. It’s not super cheap, the large amount of food and beer set us back a decent amount but it was well worth it.