On a gloriously sunny weekend day, I trekked to meet some Brooklyn friends in Red Hook, a quiet (and not very conveniently close) part of the NYC metro area that also plays host to some fantastic restaurants.  It’s a pleasant neighborhood to spend a day, and I arrived at Hometown BBQ for some lunch.House of Haos Red Hook NYC Hometown BBQ 2 We split a tray of ribs, brisket, cheesy kielbasa, some sides (beans and burnt ends, cole slaw, mac and cheese, cornbread), plus a half-chicken.House of Haos Red Hook NYC Hometown BBQ House of Haos Red Hook NYC Hometown BBQ Pepper Baby Back Ribs The ribs and brisket were fantastic.  I don’t know the intricacies of barbecue enough to talk details, but meat was smokey and balanced in texture (with enough chewiness to remind you that these were indeed ribs and good ones at that).  The coarsely cracked black pepper added to the crunch of charred ends.  House of Haos Red Hook NYC Hometown BBQ Baby Back Ribs 2 The brisket was equally good, even more crusted with a heady, burnt-sugar crunch, with glistening veins of fat and collagen.House of Haos Red Hook NYC Hometown BBQ Brisket House of Haos Red Hook NYC Hometown BBQ Brisket 2 House of Haos Red Hook NYC Hometown BBQ Sauce This half of a chicken.House of Haos Red Hook NYC Hometown BBQ Chicken And this cheesy sausage, fatty and fiery with a Jalapeno kick.House of Haos Red Hook NYC Hometown BBQ Cheese Sausage House of Haos Red Hook NYC Hometown BBQ Cheese Sausage 2 We couldn’t leave it with just meats.  A little banana cream pudding, and chocolate and key lime pies (the latter of which is from Steve’s, this authentic pie place next door).House of Haos Red Hook NYC Hometown BBQ Dessert Banana Pudding Key Lime Pie House of Haos Red Hook NYC Hometown BBQ Dessert Banana Pudding Key Lime Pie 2Hometown BBQ (website)
454 Van Brunt Street, Brooklyn, NY 11231
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