A Little Bit Country
What better way to celebrate this cool fall season than over warm meat, booze, and bluegrass?
The Smoky Spot: Even in the shadow of IKEA, Red Hook’s sparse air and salty breeze makes it a world apart from the city. Make it feel even farther south by way of bourbon, beer, pulled pork and smoked brisket at Brooklyn Ice House. Brooklyn Ice House: 318 Van Brunt St, at Pioneer
After Dinner: If you’ve saved room, bike 15 minutes away to dive-stitution Super Fine to take in a few more sips alongside bluegrass. 126 Front Street, DUMBO
The Smoky Spot: Pig out by the pound at Fette Sau’s picnic tables; take on the pig head and Asian-funked (Malaysian, to be exact) flavors at Fatty ‘Cue; or share the rest of the pig—from bacon-jalapeño cornbread to fried pig tails and Dr. Pepper ribs or molasses brined pork chop—at The Brooklyn Star. Fette Sau: 354 Metropolitan Ave; Fatty ‘Cue: 91 South 6th St or 50 Carmine St, West Village and The Brooklyn Star: 593 Lorimer St, at Conselyea, Williamsburg
After Dinner: Brave the weekend dinner crowds or go out on Monday, when Revered Vince Anderson and his Love Choir hold weekly vigils by way of free “dirty gospel” in the back of Union Pool (Sets at 11pm and 1am). Union Pool: 484 Union Ave, at Skillman, Williamsburg