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Surprisingly, I’ve had some good barbecue in Brooklyn. It’s not something I make myself, due to the lack of a cohesive kitchen, grill, outdoor space, time, etc. Thankfully I’m not too far from this place:

The Smoke Joint in Fort Greene serves up some solid barbecue. The pulled pork is reliable, the smoked chicken is a great vehicle for both the sweet and spicy homemade barbecue sauces, the fries are done right and dusted with spice rub, and the beef short ribs are more than decent.

I’m not talking about food that is going to completely blow your mind. But for Brooklyn, it does a good job of satisfying my need for smoke, grease, and fall-off-the-bone meat. And, they serve Porkslap.


It’s a thing I crave so badly once the seasons change, I suspect my body is deficient in it during the warmer months. I’m talking about beef short ribs.

Short ribs beg to be braised, and you should take heed. Make a day out of it: Open a couple of bottles of wine and spend the day indoors, getting a little buzzed, watching silly movies, and smelling beef as it conquers the kitchen. If company allows, take off the pants and snuggle under a fuzzy blanket while the meat renders slowly in the oven.

This is what you’ll get, if you take the time:

And the rewards are paramount.