Give it up for The Dark Knife NYC local Smokehouse of the day: Mables from Brooklyn. Get off your barstool, throw on your hippest thrift store rags, put on all seven of your piercings, rip your skinny jeans, pop on your converse and head over to Williamsburg for some barbeque.
Wake up with Jeff Lutonsky and Meghan Love, husband and wife and the muscle behind Mables Smokehouse. The couple created this communal barbeque house filled with southern comfort and country recipes passed down from old grandma Mable. The wooden rustic atmosphere will give you a taste of Texas, while the medley of random chairs collected from the Salvation Army will bring you right back to Brooklyn.
I recommend sharing the Deluxe Platter for $27.95. The Deluxe comes equipped with your choice of three meats, three sides, slaw, pickles, jalapenos, sliced onions and wonder bread. No need to play guess that rack; they are St. Louis ribs. While delicious and flavorful, the pulled pork and beef brisket are one and two on my depth chart, with the ribs taking the last spot in my starting lineup.
Now this brings us to a gentleman’s game of Marry, Fuck, Kill with the side orders. I’d hands down make the sweet Candied Yams my wife. While delicious, I’d probably have to kill the Borracho Beans for the obvious reason; they talk back. Which leaves the Creamy Mac N’ Cheese and myself line-dancing to honky-tonk all night. Make sure to ask for extra secret bbq-sauce; better safe than sorry. Finally, wash down your meal with an ice cold $3 Schmidt’s.
Viva la Mables Smokehouse!
Mables Smokehouse: Williamsburg, Brooklyn [Berry St between N11th and N12th] ; http://www.mablessmokehouse.com/; 718-218-6655
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