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Fette Sau – NYC’s best BBQ


Every once in a while I get this craving, especially after my long runs, to eat some southern food, really good southern BBQ food. And watching BBQ pitmasters with my roommate Conor, only increases my cravings for it. Damn it Conor, you make me fat. Fortunately for me, there is an amazing BBQ place close to where I live called Fette-Sau. My friend Jon and I discovered this place 3 years ago randomly strolling through the streets of Brooklyn. Once I had their baby back ribs and burnt ends baked beans, I fell in love with that place.┬áThis is BBQ at it’s finest, my dear friends. They serve food by the pound and beer by the gallon. Isn’t this what ‘Merica is all about!? :)

Fette sau

Fette sau –┬áThe best BBQ in NYC rated by Zagat since 2009

I take all my friends who visit me to Fette Sau and I never get tired. That smell!, Yummmmm, hog heaven. They always seem to love it and there are some crazy friends of mine who come to visit me just to eat at that place :). The pork meat from their ribs is so soft and tender, slow cooked in a wood grill for at least 10 hours that it just falls off the bones with not too much or too little sauce on it. A BBQ join can only be as good as their sauces can be. If you are sitting in one of their picnic tables, you will notice four home made BBQ sauces (Spicy BBQ, Medium, Mild and garlic sauce). All of them are pretty darn good. Every single time I have been there, I have got one thing for sure. It’s the “Burnt ends baked beans” and it doesn’t just have baked beans but also pulled pork, bacon bits and brown sugar in it.

Brisket, Ribs, Tongue, Pulled Pork, Short Rib and Baby Back ribs

Brisket, Ribs, Tongue, Pulled Pork, Short Rib and Baby Back ribs

Their pulled pork is just as good as their brisket is. Put them in your roll, apply some spicy BBQ sauce and all you have to do next is wipe your mouth because there is no way you are just going to take a bite. Food is not the only good thing at this place. They have some great batches of bourbon and scotch in addition to gallon beers.

Every single time, I have been there, I increase my appetite by going for a huge run or get a good interval workout. Brilliant strategy right? Take a look at their menu and tell me if this wants to make you eat your own hands off.

Their Pork Menu

Hand Pulled Berkshire Shoulder
Berkshire Belly (Bacon)
Berkshire St Louis Style Pork Ribs
Berkshire Ham
Berkshire Sausage
(sometimes spicy, sometimes sweet)
Berkshire Cheeks
Berkshire Country Loin Chops

Beef Menu

House Cured Pastrami
Boneless Ribs
Ribs w/ Bone
Heritage Farm Wagyu Cheek
Black Angus Sirloin Tip


Dante’s German Potato Salad
Cora’s Broccoli Salad
Guss’ Half-Sour Kosher Pickles
Guss’ Sauerkraut
House Made Coleslaw
Burnt End Baked Beans – Da BOMB!!!!!

Do you know any better BBQ’s in or around the city? Please do share it with me.

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