I have a lot of stuff that I still want to blog about from our trip to New York. Every now and then I scroll through my photos and I sigh to myself because I miss that crazy city and it feels like we were there so long ago, even though it’s only been a few months.
If you ever find yourself in New York one of the areas that loads of people will tell you to explore is Williamsburg. We spent two different days there and we really enjoyed it, even though nothing opens before 11AM (that’s the life). This strange, but very cool suburb has streets that are lined with quirky shops and restaurants and for the most part it feels a lot like you’re on a set of a sitcom. One of the things I loved about it was that all it’s outdoor advertising is hand painted and amazingly so I might add. So there are no ugly ads anywhere, just pieces of art that just so happen to have a Guess logo on it.
In Williamsburg there were three very awesome places that I really want to share with you guys, so that if you ever find yourselves there you can seek them out.
I’m going to start with probably one of the best restaurants we went to in New York and that is Fette Sau BBQ. So this is how this place works you stand in a queue, you approach the very well groomed bearded man behind the counter and then you order yourself some gloriously cooked beef or pork by the pound that has been expertly smoked in a blended mix of red and white oak, maple, beach and cherry wood. They only serve organic and small family farmed heritage bred animals, I got this sentence straight off their website and even though it’s cool that they use organic meat it still makes me smile a little because I wouldn’t expect anything less from Williamsburg.
Now I’m not going to lie when I say that the meal we had here was probably some of the best food I have ever eaten. We had brisket and pork belly which was super tasty and at Fette Sau it’s all about the meat, so the rest of their menu is small and is only made up of a few side dishes, like German potato salad, half-sour pickles, corn bread and something we had for the first time ever, refried beans with burnt ends which were amazing! They also have an array of artisan beers on tap and they serve what Americans call Mexican Coke, which means it’s made with real sugar unlike their local Coke that’s made with cane sugar so it’s not as sweet. Yip Coke in New York tastes so different.
Another thing I liked about this place is that your food gets served on brown paper on a silver tray, like you’re at a weird boarding school and the beer comes in jars, they even have really small ones so you can taste test a few of them. The restaurant itself has some nice decorative touches, like cleavers and knives as draft handles and butcher charts as wallpaper. The seating is made up of long tables and benches so you share your eating space, which just adds to the cool experience that is Fette Sau BBQ.
Address for Fette Sau BBQ: 354 Metropolitan Ave., Brooklyn, NY 11211
nr. Havemeyer St