The industrial Fette Sau has been Zagat-rated the best barbecue in New York City since 2009. Located in a converted Williamsburg garage between an auto repair shop and a grocery store, the spot is set back from the street and easy to miss, unless you spot the outdoor picnic tables through the chain link fence. But once inside, it’s clear that between the wood-beamed ceiling and cement floor is the best spot for dry-rubbed, no-sauce-applied barbecue.
While the menu changes often – Fette Sau exclusively uses organic or small family-farmed heritage breed animals – the offering is nothing short of exceptional. The menu includes pork (hand-pulled Berkshire shoulder, St. Louis-style pork ribs, ham, sausage) and beef options (brisket, boneless ribs, black angus sirloin tip) so there’s something for all meat-lovers. But the best part are the sides to round out every meal, including potato salad, baked beans, half-sour kosher pickles and sauerkraut.