A Trip to Red Hook for BBQ

Posted: February 26, 2014 in Eating
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ae63fbf49c3a11e382d3128752274a93_8There has been a serious lack of blogs here lately, and that’s partly because I have been working on my MA thesis. That doesn’t mean that I haven’t been having fun, exploring the city, attending movie screenings and all that other glamorous stuff. I just haven’t been writing about it.

On Saturday, we met up with friends in Brooklyn and ventured out to Red Hook, Brooklyn (easier with a car) to go to Hometown BBQ for dinner. Now, you have to understand that it is because of my family that the tofu industry is booming. Growing up, I ate a lot of it.  At one point I began eating chicken and then fish, but never red meat. Today, there are times when I crave it and Saturday night was one such occasion. I like the atmosphere of Hometown BAR-B-QUE, but since there isn’t table service, you have to 1) keep an eye out for a table to open up when you are in line for food or 2) fight someone else in line for a seat once you get your food. We chose option 2. We managed to come to an agreement and share the open table space with the family of five but the four of us were squeezed into a table space meant for two. It wasn’t comfortable but it sure was delicious. Pulled pork, brisket and ribs were displayed on the tray in front of us along with some of the sides we chose to sample. The sticky sauce was my favorite, giving the meat a sweet kick. The sides were tasty but nothing to write home about.

Would I go back? Sure, just as long as we could get a ride there and it is during the week when finding a place to enjoy the meal isn’t such a hassle. We walked by Crab House after dinner and that place looks really neat too. Also, Steve’s Key Lime Pies is there which I’d love to try. Summer can’t come fast enough.

In other news, I’m really looking forward to my trip to Portland next month!! More soon.

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