Pix from Williamsburg's New Barbecue, Mable's Smokehouse

Pix from Williamsburg's New Barbecue, Mable's Smokehouse

This is what spectacular brisket looks like.

This week, Counter Culture drives the old Chevy pickup to Williamsburg's new Oklahoma-style barbecue, Mable's Smokehouse. That makes three great BBQs in the neighborhood (the others: Fette Sau and Fatty 'Cue).

Pix from Williamsburg's New Barbecue, Mable's Smokehouse

Here is that brisket in context. Up above are the two best sides (corn off the cob, borracho beans) and the freebies (slaw, onions, jalapeños, pickles). Ignore the barbecue sauce.

Pix from Williamsburg's New Barbecue, Mable's Smokehouse

The counter where the 'cue and sides are dispensed.

Pix from Williamsburg's New Barbecue, Mable's Smokehouse

The Oklahoma-style hot links are another must-try.

Pix from Williamsburg's New Barbecue, Mable's Smokehouse

The bar is a great place to hang in the late afternoon.

Pix from Williamsburg's New Barbecue, Mable's Smokehouse

The Tex-Mex staple chili con queso makes a solid bar snack to go with the Lone Star.

 

Pix from Williamsburg's New Barbecue, Mable's Smokehouse

The chopped brisket sandwich

Pix from Williamsburg's New Barbecue, Mable's Smokehouse

The ribs are good, but not as good as the brisket and hot links.

Pix from Williamsburg's New Barbecue, Mable's Smokehouse

But avoid the sodden and sticky pulled pork.

Pix from Williamsburg's New Barbecue, Mable's Smokehouse

The unfussy interior even looks like a real barbecue.

Pix from Williamsburg's New Barbecue, Mable's Smokehouse

Just down the block from Brooklyn Brewery, the exterior is easy to miss.


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