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Nov 29, 2009 11:36 AM

Any Good BBQ in Brooklyn?

Is there any good BBQ in Brooklyn? I am not interested in the ersatz variety (ie Dallas BBQ). Does anyone know of a real BBQ place?
Also, the best BBQ in New York City in general would be appreciated.

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  1. Maybe when they do the barbecue festival... but normally, no.

    1. Smoke Joint in Fort Greene, has great BBCUE.

      1. Fette Sau in Williamsburg has very good BBQ. They're not trying to mimic Kansas City, Memphis, Carolina, Texas, etc. The emphasis is simply on quality cuts of meat slow-cooked on the smoker. I particularly liked the pork I had there: ribs, shoulder (pulled), belly, cheek. I also appreciated that they weren't afraid of fatty cuts. Both the sweet and spicy sauces were very tasty. The beans are also good, but the rest of the sides we had were uninspiring.

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        1. re: hhhippo

          I second fette sau. Still not as good as the real thing, but the best you will find here. I think wood choice is the problem.

          IMO bests Hill country, daisy mae, virgils, or dinosaur.

          1. re: hhhippo

            I tried Fette Sau over the weekend, and I thought it was excellent. The pastrami in particular was some of the best (though unconventional) cue I've ever had, and the pork cheeks were excellent as well. very nice beer selection too. And I thought the sides were at least good, if not great (except the beans, which are great). All in all, a very nice experience.

          2. I went to Dinosaur recently and it was very good, excellent pulled pork, thought it was much better than Hill Country, Blue Smoke or Smoke Joint, which i think is very mediocore. Looking forward to Fette Sau one of these days

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            1. re: sadarami

              Being Texas orthodox, Hill Country has no pulled pork. I think Fette Sau will blow away Dinosaur. Please post findings when you try it. RUB had great pulled pork when they opened, but of late has been very inconsistent. Not at all close to Fette Sau even at their peak.

            2. Fette Sau - hands down! A must!