When a re-posting of a 2014 article takes over the internet on a Sunday; Munchies on how one food writer noticed a micro-trend of barbecue restaurants around the world modeling their restaurants on Fette Sau in Brooklyn
— MUNCHIES (@munchies) March 4, 2018
– The Washington Post even weighed in; again, this story was 4 years old
– Then came the tweets. The awesome, awesome tweets.
Why are Brooklyn nachos taking over the world? pic.twitter.com/CCs6gup3ur
— Wile E. Minogue (@chrisopotamia) March 4, 2018
– Oklahoma sushi:
Why is Oklahoma sushi taking over the world? pic.twitter.com/dNKda3sEwd
— Bennett Berry (@bennettberry) March 5, 2018
– Brooklyn doughnuts:
Why are Brooklyn doughnuts taking over the world? Our column: pic.twitter.com/WzytihYwmT
— Harold’s Doughnuts (@haroldoughnuts) March 5, 2018
– A solid mini-tweetstorm (click on Tweet to see follow-ups)
I would like to break down everything that’s wrong with this plate of brooklyn barbecue. Please join me on this journey. pic.twitter.com/A0RxW6FtcC
— Jessica Huseman (@JessicaHuseman) March 5, 2018
– There’s just way too many to pick from:
— Travis Hale (@LubbockElitist) March 4, 2018
– I’m actually not one of those who don’t believe that Brooklyn doesn’t have good barbecue. I’ve certainly had bad barbecue in Brooklyn, but Hometown Bar-B-Que is very, very good (our review). Arrogant Swine is pretty good too (our review). Heck. even Dinosaur Barbecue wasn’t bad for a regional chain (our review). You may recall that Matthew Odam of the Austin-Statesman took a pulse check last November.
– Sam Jones agrees, and is a friend of Billy Durney of Hometown Bar-B-Que
Take a breath folks. BBQ is defined by geography. To say any is superior to the other is simply a personal preference, and a bit closed-minded. In my opinion, @BillyDurney does some fine work in Brooklyn.
— Sam Jones (@skylightinn_sam) March 6, 2018
– A few NC sportswriters in Brooklyn for this week’s ACC Tournament actually tried Fette Sau and the verdict? Actually pretty good!
When all was said and done, the four Carolina boys that showed up on their barbecue high-horse were left with little room to eat their words — fat and surprisingly happy — after chowing down on a couple pounds of meat.
– The NC State beat writer from the News & Observer tried The Smoke Joint near Barclays and didn’t mind it (we hated it nearly 6 years ago)
— ACC Now (@accnow) March 7, 2018
– But for reals, here’s a solid PSA:
As a public service to food writers and any others confused by the #BrooklynBarbecue debacle, I’ve put together an interactive map of where it is and is not advisable to order barbecue. #notbrooklyn #nc #kc #texas #memphis https://t.co/MlygJEfAaT pic.twitter.com/GNU8nWMoZK
— Chuck McShane (@chuckmcshane) March 5, 2018