August 25, 2010

Fatty Cue - Delicious off beat bbq in Williamsburg

After reading wonderful reviews of Fatty Cue, including a very complimentary review from the New York Times, I decided I had to try it. 

On a nice weekend a couple weeks ago, my boyfriend and I made the short trek over the river to Williamsburg to check it out.  Luckily since it's summer and no where is ever that crowded on the weekend, we didn't have any wait for a table on a Saturday night at 7:30pm.  Shocker above shockers for a place that has been getting so much fame recently (being labeled one of the best bbq joints by Vanity Fair as well!)

Fatty Cue is located on South 6th Street in Brooklyn - note that it is not on North 6th Street.  I got confused by that one.  Take the L train to Bedford and walk several blocks south past the bridge to 6th street....

Anyhow - the decor is interesting - dark and woodsy with a rustic feel mixed in with an Asian vibe.  Note the cheap plastic Asian plates they use (the kind you find in Chinatown).  The restaurant is several floors with small seating areas on each floor anchored by a skylight and a floating metallic pig. 

Onto the food - we started off with the 'Cue coriander bacon, white peach seasonal salad and the bowl of noodles.  Delicious.  The bacon was thickly cut with a curry custard - super juicy, fatty with a tang on the end.  Served up with sliced toast.  The bowl of noodles was also delicious - served in a broth of meat juices, the broth was light yet strong in flavor. The noodles were ramen style, perfect comfort food reminding me of an upscale cup o noodles.  In a good way.

The only mishap was the peach salad - but no worries, that's only seasonal anyhow.

For our mains - we shared the beef brisket and the pork ribs.  Yum, yum, yum.  The brisket was served bao style (make your own brisket buns! with chili jam, red onion and bone broth).  As it came to our table, several tables around us proceeded to say "I'll have what they are having."  Super tender and juicy - it was the best beef bao I've ever had.

The pork ribs were huge slabs of pork with just the right amount of fat.  Juicy and tangy with Indonesian long pepper - they were a nice variation of the bbq staple.

No room for dessert - no problem.  A nice end to the night is a walk over the bridge down into the Lower East Side. By the time you reach Clinton Street Baking Co. - you may have worked up room for a waffle cone and ice cream from the Brooklyn Ice Cream Factory.

A great summer evening option!

Fatty Cue
91 South 6th St.
Brooklyn, NY 11211

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