2007_04_fettesau.jpgFette Sau (German for Fat Pig) rests back from the street off Metropolitan Ave, in an old garage outfitted with what is one of Brooklyn's newest barbecue joints. It is rightly getting loads of press for its food, but what many of them forget to mention is that it's also loaded with one of the most impressive collections of bourbons in the city. We counted 55 different ones the last time we were there, which sounds more like a dare than a list. It isn't all about the different variations of Jim Beam, either. They have New York's only bourbon, Hudson Baby Bourbon, and Four Roses, which just recently came on the New York market. Six bucks can score you a cheaper, rougher style (Rebel Yell!) that will probably suit those ribs better. If you've got extra cash burning a whole in your wallet, go for the $18 Pappy Van Winkle. They are all served in nifty snifers and can come however you like to suck it back.

2007_04_fettesau2.jpgIf bourbon on barbecue seems a little harsh then the beer is definitely worth checking out. The mainly local brands can be had in half pint, pint, and a whole gallon. Grab a picnic table outside, order up a couple pounds of pig, a gallon or so of beer, and try to image a better summer afternoon. That is, of course, if you can find a spot. This place is going to get really busy, very quickly.

Fette Sau
354 Metropolitan Ave, Williamsburg; (718) 963-3404