234 Starr Street, corner Wyckoff Ave
Brooklyn, New York 11237
Cuisine: BBQ, music club
Our Rating: ★ ★ ★ ★ Great
Cards: All major
Price: $11 – $18
Hours: Wednesdays and Thursdays from 4pm to 2am, Fridays and Saturdays from 2pm to 4am, Sundays from 2pm to midnight.
Booze: Full Bar
Subway: L to Jefferson
Menu: Click Here
Bedford & Bowery says:
The menu was designed to fit this culture by offering tapas-sized selections so you can hold a slider in one hand while grasping a beer or shot of whiskey in the other. That’s not to say there aren’t bigger portions if you feel like you have a hole in your gullet. Said Lyle of his customers at the original The Shop, “They didn’t want to commit to a huge barbecue meal while they were partying and watching bands.”
Lyle has spent 10 years crafting the main menu, which will be supplemented by daily specials. At the bar he’ll offer up barbecue pistachios – an addictive snack he first created after riding with 15 other guys to his cabin upstate. “We were shooting whiskey and I made them on the skillet,” said Lyle. The pistachios were quickly devoured. “The property up in the Catskills, that’s where I test out all types of shit that I cook with fire. I have smokers and grills, everything I need to mess around with.”
Though Lyle uses the term “Texas-style” (as opposed to the North Carolina-style you’ll find over at Arrogant Swine”) to describe the flavor and technique of his barbecue, in actuality he draws from his lifetime of grilling experience and the unique seasonings/sauces he has developed – such as his mop sauces that “impart an extra touch of flare” to the meat.