Char No. 4
196 Smith St., Brooklyn (Carroll Gardens)
We passed this new spot on Smith last year but only got around to trying it on Saturday. At 7:30pm the wait for a table was only about ten minutes. We sat at the bar and ordered some cocktails, I the Noreaster (Old Crow, ginger beer, lime juice and maple syrup) and Alex something with sparkling wine and cassis in a sexy champagne flute.
Alex: You know, being the bbq connoisseur that I am it takes a hell of a pork sandwich to impress me, and this was not it. Sorry dudes, I know your claim to fame on this one is keeping all of the drippings in the meat, but it was just too greasy. The grease almost overpowered the meat.
Alexis: Overall, great food and the whiskey selection is outstanding. I ordered a small taste of the Wild Turkey American Honey, which could've been dessert in itself. Thick and sweet, just like honey. It's not a standard BBQ joint but more of a southern comfort food spot with house cured meat. You owe it to the flesh lover in you to try this spot.
Alex: Even though the sandwich I had didn't blow me away, I'm not ready to blow this place off. I loved the idea and the interior. And the booze selection is just ming boggling. I might just have to jack some of their ideas when I'm ready to open my own bbq joint.