Before opening in late 2012, BrisketTown (@delaneybbq) was actually a pop-up around the city known as “Brisketlab.” Given its popularity, it’s no surprise it has become a permanent establishment.
BrisketTown is located in Williamsburg, Brooklyn and has a very non-descript exterior – easily missed! The space is quite small but it has a very warm and casual atmosphere. They don’t take reservations so don’t be surprised if there’s a line if you show up during prime dinner time.
They open daily for dinner from 6:30 until they’re sold out. I love that they have a website to see if they have meat left (http://istheremeatleft.com/). If you pre-order your meat, you can pick it up between 6 and 6:30.
They recently started serving lunch so we decided to drop by for a mid-day snack. If you drop by during the day, they’ll only have breakfast tacos and sandwiches so if you want your meat straight-up, you’ll have to come during dinner.
Every evening, they offer two or three proteins – usually brisket ($25 per pound) and ribs ($22 per pound or approximately 6 ribs). Probably a little pricier than your typical BBQ joint.
We ordered a Brisket Sandwich ($6) which was served with pickles on the side. The shredded meat had a distinct smokiness to it and was topped with a generous handful of onions. The sandwich was juicy, messy and pretty damn tasty. The grilled bun worked perfectly as it held up well against the juiciness. Finger-licking good!
To supplement the sandwich, we also ordered a side of Potato Salad ($2.50) which was also noteworthy. The chunky potatoes were covered in a creamy (but not too creamy) sauce which contained hints of mustard. Don’t miss out on this stellar side!
Overall, I had a really enjoyable meal at BrisketTown. While I didn’t drop by for dinner, the brisket sandwich and potato salad left me with a great impression of what they have to offer. Until we meet again, BrisketTown!
At a glance:
• Serving up Texas-style BBQ
• Located in Williamsburg, Brooklyn
• During the day, only breakfast tacos and sandwiches are served
• Dinner is served daily from 6:30pm until they sell out (check http://istheremeatleft.com/)
• Pre-orders are available for pick-up from 6pm to 6:30pm
• Small space; no reservations; only full parties are seated
• Enjoyed the brisket sandwich and potato salad
Ratings (out of 5):
• Food: 4.5 stars
• Service: 4 stars
• Atmosphere: 3 stars