you know how some neighborhoods just do certain kinds of food really well? i feel like williamsburg is creating it’s own little niche for delicious bbq. we have mable’s smokehouse, fette sau, good company, fatty ‘cue and now a newcomer; briskettown. we stopped in to check it out early on a sunday evening and fell in love with the simple menu, bold flavors and well, cheap beer. here’s the deal, you walk in, grab a table, place your order in the back and then grab your drinks from the bar. you even get to select your own accoutrements to pair with your brisket. there are piles of white bread, sweet pickles, pickled onions and crystal hot sauce (all necessary). we did some brisket (lean and fatty) some ribs, collard greens and a side of chili. for two of us, this was more than enough. it was all very, very delicious though. smokey, spicy, tender… just plain good!
briskettown is small so i’d recommend you get there early. go hungry too!