Sunday, June 9, 2013


This evening Abi and I took a trip to Briskettown!!!

I've been wanting to go to Briskettown ever since I first read about them opening (maybe a year ago?), before they opened their restaurant the accepted orders for their brisket. They had a set amount of meat for pre-order, then once you'd ordered it you could eat it as and when you wanted. So if you bought $100 worth of meat you could pop in every week and enjoy some of it.

Now they're up and running properly and have a beautiful little place in Brooklyn (as well as the Smokeline on the Highline which we enjoyed last weekend)...

They only serve two things - pork ribs and brisket! But they do pork ribs and brisket very, very, VERY well... the ribs were absolutely amazing! They were so smokey and had an amazing bark on them and they just fell off the bone. The brisket was amazing and tender too.

We had got their a wee bit early as it only opened at 6.30pm, so we went for a little drink at a bar around the corner and waited patiently. It didn't take long for the tables to start filling up though.

The restaurant was really beautifully done, with exposed brick, original New York tin-tile ceilings and subway tiles on the walls, they had some nice merchandise for sale too...

I didn't notice until we were leaving, but the front door handle of Briskettown is a huge rib bone!

We ordered 1lb of pork ribs and half of the brisket none of which lasted very long. Just like Fette Sau the meat is served directly on a brown paper lined tray, then you can help yourself to bread and pickles if you like.
We've had a lot of BBQ so far this year, with our trip to Nashville and Memphis and then our Fette Sau feasts... Briskettown is definitely up there with the best of them. I think Fette Sau does the best brisket I've ever had anywhere, but Briskettown's pork ribs... well, they were just incredible!

It said on the door that they stay open until the sell out... so maybe there's still time for us to go back tonight and get some more ribs!

On our way back to the subway we stopped off at Pies n' Thighs and got a slice of Key Lime Pie to 'share', then we walked passed Fette Sau on our way to the train - and I have to admit I was VERY tempted to join the end of the queue and get some more brisket.

Now I think I probably need to drink a couple of litres of water to avoid getting kidney stones.

It looks like this years Meat Fest is set to continue, we've found somewhere in Brooklyn that does a hog roast every Sunday afternoon... so stay tuned for reports on that one!

I think I'll be dreaming of those pork ribs for a while... Mmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm

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