Friday, January 30, 2015

Meat Market

Red Hook is smoking at Hometown Bar-B-Que


There's an epidemic spreading through Brooklyn.

Smoke-Related Psychosis, we'll call it.

People there are having delusions that they're living in the smoky South, because at least three new barbecue joints have opened in the last week alone. We're most excited about a little spot called Hometown.

Oh, when we say "little spot," we actually mean "cavernous 'cue mecca paneled with 200-year-old barn wood," which just so happens to have a smoke pit that can cook upwards of 700 pounds of meat a time.

About those meats: you've got your brisket, of course, available in moist or lean; you've got your baby backs and your beef ribs; your jerk chicken, and your smoked jalapeƱo and cheddar sausage.

Oh, you can also order a half-hog, just in case you're feeling more than a little peckish. And you could also do no wrong with the smoked lamb belly banh mi, with a side of bacony collard greens and whiskey sour pickles.

Call the doctor, stat.

Hometown Bar-B-Que
454 Van Brunt St. (Reed St.), Red Hook
(347) 294-4644

Price: 2 (out of 4)
Noise: 3 (out of 4)
Subway: F/G to Smith/9 St.
Scene: A casual 'cue crowd
Best bets: Brisket; baby back ribs; lamb belly banh mi
Nearby: Brooklyn Crab; Sunny's; The Good Fork

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