Little Brother BBQ

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Hot dog at Little Brother BBQ
Clinton Hill
Craig Samuel and Ben Grossman, the comfort-food-lovin’ duo behind Smoke Joint and Peaches, focus on sustainable, all-natural meats for their latest barbecue spot. The pair smokes hormone- and antibiotic-free Berkshire hogs and Creekstone Farms short ribs, as well as whole FreeBird chickens, and plugs them into sandwiches, salads and plates. The mix-and-match menu offers your choice of meat paired with sauces (vinegar, tomato, spicy) and toppings (coleslaw, guac, pico de gallo). Big eaters can bolster their plate with sides, like Carolina dirty rice, BBQ beans, black-eyed peas and corn salad. The Smoke Joint’s beloved all-Angus beef hot dog is also on offer, here served with a three-meat Brunswick stew (a thin, smoky, tomato-based Southern specialty) made with kidney beans, burnt ends, pork shoulder and smoked chicken.
Venue name: Little Brother BBQ
Address: 544 Clinton Ave
New York

Cross street: between Atlantic Ave and Fulton St
Opening hours: Tue–Sun 4–11pm
Transport: Subway: C to Clinton–Washington Aves
Price: Average main course: $9. AmEx, DC, Disc, MC, V
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Mmmm Mmmmm!  That is all I'd have to say about Little Brother if it weren't rude to leave such a brief review.  My wife, a vegetarian, asked to go here a few years ago.  Once I tried their side dishes I understood why.  But it wasn't until the pulled pork and brisket hit my buds that I declared my new favorite little brother.  (Sorry actual little bro. Become a pit master and I'll bump you back up!)  This place clearly knows what it's doing when it comes to slow cooked, tender, juicy meat and how to package it into an unforgettable, lip-smacking meal.  For your first visit I suggest you go with a large group and share things so you can experience a wide rand of menu options.  After a while you'll probably find your jam and get the one or two thing that rock your socks the most.  Just remember those socks are not to be confused for moist towelettes.