Fletcher’s BBQ, at 433 Third Avenue between 7th and 8th Streets, finally opens tonight after months of construction. The traditional American BBQ joint — which offers slow-smoked, humanely raised brisket, ribs, pork shoulder and other cuts in a 2,600 pound, bright red, J&R Pit with oak and maple woods — was miraculously spared the toxic flood waters caused by Hurricane Sandy that ravaged much of the neighborhood (including the recording studio less than a block away).
Gothamist has the skinny (err… fat) on the menu:
Meats are available by the pound, with pork shoulder and ribs running for $19/lb and beef brisket for $24/lb, or on a sandwich with slaw, pickles and other crunchy toppings. Specials like Char Siu pork belly and maple smoked Red Wattle Pork Loin appear on a rotating basis, as well as a rotating slider menu and barbecue tacos. Traditional barbecue accompaniments like pickles, mac and cheese and baked beans and local beers and “hand-selected” bourbon and rye are available as well.
Food will be served cafeteria style similar to how it’s done at Fette Sau in Williamsburg and Hill Country on 26th Street in Manhattan.
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