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Fette Sau Serves Up Some of the Best BBQ in Brooklyn

October 29, 2014 by

Fette Sau

When owners Kim and Joe Carroll found out the auto-body repair shop, Tony & Sons, planned to rent out part of its fenced-in lot and cinderblock building they knew they found the location for the Fette Sau restaurant.

They took advantage of the shop’s industrial feel and furnished the wood-beamed, cement-floor interior with phonograph-horn light fixtures, stools fashioned from John Deere tractor seats, and large communal tables.

When the weather is nice, picnic tables offer additional seating outside. But aside from the unique hole-in-the-wall decor, the thing that makes this restaurant such a hot spot in Brooklyn is the Southern Pride gas-and-wood fired smoker. This cooker is at the heart of the menu because it is where they slow cook 500 pounds of meet at a time.

Fette Sau

One of a Kind BBQ Experience

The BBQ served up at the Fette Sau is one of the best in the NY area. Menu options include pulled pork, brisket, pork ribs, baked beans, and a unique slaw that’s very tasty.

Meat is served up by the pound and placed on a tray lined with butcher block paper. It’s a bit pricy at $18 a pound, but the Fette Sau offers a one of a kind gastronomical experience crowds think is worth it.

The downside is they don’t take reservations. That means for those who want to experience this hole-in-the-wall setting and its slow cooked BBQ, it’s an experience that comes with long lines.

Once you get your food, and pay the cashier, it can be a challenge to find a seat at one of the big communal tables. Seating is also available at the bar where you can treat your palate to a selection of unique brews including Brooklyn IPA.

Barbeque coinsures will enjoy pork belly that melts in your mouth and ribs so delicious you’ll want to get every bit of meat off the bone.

The doors open at 5:00 p.m. Monday through Thursdays and close at 11:00. On the weekends, they are opened from 12:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m. Fri. through Sunday. You can check out their menu online to help make up your mind what you’ll want to order before you get there.

Photo credits: Amiga-Commodore, Mark Larson

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