Discovering a New Home for BBQ in Brooklyn, NY
Chances are, you'll smell the Smoke Joint before you see it. And that's a good thing (for you, if not for the other eateries on the block competing for your business). Follow your nose to this wood-paneled bar and restaurant in Ft. Greene, serving up plates of their finger licking 'cue (the offspring of different regional styles) with signature New York touches, like Bed-Stuy Block Party potato salad and Sugar Hill beer. With your back against an unadorned slatted bench and a 1/2 rack of short ribs in front of you—with a side of spicy fries—you might feel like you've been transported to some new BBQ capital in the deep South. Where the locals wear hoodies. And drink really good bourbon. And come in all skin colors.