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Tuesday, September 25, 2012

More Fletcher's Brooklyn Barbecue News!

Fletcher's Brooklyn Barbecue got one step closer to opening up yesterday! Final inspections are underway, the gas should be on in a few days and the health department and other officials SHOULD give us the green light to open up to the public very soon! Of course that news will be shared with everyone as soon as it is final. 

The owner of Fletcher's Brooklyn Barbecue, Bill Fletcher, was on CBS Morning News talking about tailgating yesterday. The segment rocked! You should watch it. 

In the meantime, we will keep the fires lit. 

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Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Forget to Remember to Forget: Opening a BBQ Joint

Dry-Rubbed Babyback Ribs and Pork Belly with My Red Hook Red Sauce @ Fletcher's Brooklyn Barbecue.

Well, Fletcher's Brooklyn Barbecue is coming closer and closer to opening. Right now we are finishing off last minute aesthetic touches (a missing piece of stainless steel here, a coat of stain there), and any big nagging mechanical issues while simultaneously interviewing potential staff, sourcing ingredients, creating the paperwork that will be the backbone of the Back of House operations, writing-testing-re-testing recipes and drilling into the ingredients in each recipe and whether there are two similar ingredients that can become just one compromise ingredient that works for both recipes. From a cost perspective, maybe you don't need granulated onion and onion powder, for instance.

In some cases recipes were tested at home and we want to be sure they work in the, currently-bare-bones kitchen in which we are working.

Fire-Suppression Inspection should be tomorrow. Once that passes we should be able to get gas turned on to run the stove, oven and grill....From there, we are a hop-skip to the health department and all lights switching to "GO!". Unfortunately, what can be written in a few sentences, will most likely take weeks to happen.

I foresee a late-september opening becoming an early-October opening....

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Thursday, September 13, 2012

Beginning to See The Light: A Bar's Eye View o' Barbecue!

A little peak from the bartop perspective looking in on the open kitchen and all of the action at Fletcher's Brooklyn Barbecue....Opening this fall in New York City!


Fletcher's Brooklyn Barbecue
433 3rd Avenue
Brooklyn, NY 11215
I'm Beginning To See The Light by The Ink Spots on Grooveshark

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Wednesday, September 12, 2012

Fletcher's Brooklyn Barbecue

Hola, my people! I am, in my role as Executive Chef and Pitmaster, in the final stages of getting Fletcher's Brooklyn Barbecue open @ 433 3rd Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 11215. The owner is Bill Fletcher, a bbq savant with a design and advertising background. Our menu will focus on humane, sustainable meats cooked with traditional American BBQ philosophy injected with the brash flavors of Brooklyn! Come say howdy!

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