Fette Sau ‘Worthy of Praise’; ‘Inventive Sandwiches’ Are ‘the Best Reason’ to Visit Blue Belly BBQ


At Fette Sau, Adam Erace picks the rubbed and smoked pork belly as his favorite of the Brooklyn exports by-the-pound meats. Beyond the worthy of praise smoked meats, American whiskeys, and Mason jar beers, he found the staff disarmingly warm, without any of the too-cool-for-school attitude their American Apparel-model looks imply. [Citypaper]

Though the meat portions aren't especially generous at Bella Vistas Blue Belly BBQ, Craig LaBan fell for the Painted Hills brisket, which he writes was tender and earthy from its crusty rub, but also moist enough to puddle growl-inducing juices on the brown-papered tray its served on. The ruby-rare venison loin streaked with tangy dark pomegranate sauce served as another platter highlight, but ultimately, its the inventive sandwiches that give the best reason to visit. [Inquirer]