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Fette Sau

Fette Sau

354 Metropolitan Ave., Brooklyn, NY 11211
8.7


By
July 21, 2010

Ladies and gentlemen, we have a new favorite BBQ spot. How it took us so long to get here is beyond me. Quite frankly, it’s embarrassing. We’ve been depriving ourselves of this hot action for way too long. If and when Team Infatuation opens our own BBQ restaurant, this is the place we’ll model it after. This is perfect destination for a night out with a big group for quality barbecue and booze. Situated inside what used to be an old auto body shop, this gutted garage is raging every night of the week. It’s essentially a combination of a Brooklyn beer garden and Texas style BBQ. House cured meats are served by the pound on butcher paper, and beers arrive in different sized jugs and growlers. Set up shop at one of the indoor or outdoor communal tables and you’ve got all the makings for a hell of an urban picnic. Never in my life have I seen a more attractive collection of females gnawing on pork ribs and drinking beers. Attention dudes looking for a nice woman who likes to get down on some BBQ: stop messing around with your buddy’s mom on CougarLife.com and turn your attention towards the bar area at Fette Sau.


Food Rundown:

Berkshire Pork Sausage
Be aware that they only have six meats available every day and the menu changes daily. All of the meats are smoked in house and seasoned in their own dry rub. The sweet sausage is really good, the spicy sausage even better. You can’t beat three bucks for a big fat link of goodness.

Berkshire Belly (Bacon)
You don’t see dry rubbed pork belly hanging out by the brick behind a glass counter very often. This is a special occasion. While this belly wasn’t incredibly flavorful, it’s definitely worth getting a couple of slices. Mmmmmm, pure pig fat. So moist and tasty.

Brisket
Fette Sau’s brisket takes Hill Country‘s to town, Vince Carter over Fredrick Weis style. Toss a couple slices of this dripping wet brisket onto a Martin’s potato roll, add some homemade chili pepper & vinegar sauce and you’ve got yourself a nice big bite of heaven.

Berkshire St Louis Style Pork Ribs
You can taste the quality oozing out of these pork ribs. The rub is what really sets these meaty, tender, delicious pig bones apart. They’re not as good as Georgia‘s, but they’re pretty damn close.

Guss’ Half-Sour Kosher Pickles
Why any restaurants would choose to serve any other kind of pickle is beyond me. Guss’ pickles are incredible.

Dante’s German Potato Salad
I’m not going to lie, the sides are a little disappointing. The potato salad looks really freakin’ good, all chopped up with a mustard dressing of sorts. Oddly, it just doesn’t have much taste to it. It’s not bad, it’s just not amazing. We’ll just order more pickles and cole slaw next time.

Burnt End Baked Beans
These beans pack some serious flavor. They’re good, but if you’re a fan of of Boston style, they might be a little smoky and spicy for your taste.

Cole Slaw
A little soggy, but that didn’t stop me from licking the paper bowl clean.

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