Restaurants come. Restaurants go. I never had an opportunity to sample Night And Day , a nice looking place on Park Slope's restaurant row. Too late. It has now closed and reopened as Biscuit, whose tag line is "authentic Brooklyn BBQ." The chef is Josh Cohen, well known to foodies and chowhounds as the owner of the now-defunct Biscuit BBQ joint on Flatbush Avenue. Josh is the son of Mary Cohen who is the owner of Prospect Perk, a great neighborhood coffee shop that I visit almost every morning for the best espresso americano in these parts. She also stocks Bagel Hole bagels which resemble the small, knotty bagels of my early years not the oversized, over-caloried, air-filled and humongous bagels of today.
I used to drop into the old Biscuit because Josh served up some really good barbecue. I particularly loved his Mr. Brown, a sandwich made of pulled pork but blending some of the well-done (thus, "brown") ends of the pig mixed in with the regular morsels. Yum.
So I biked over to Fifth Avenue and President Street for today's grand opening. And I wasn't disappointed. Besides the requisite ribs and chicken, there are sandwiches, wings, salads and a full, and nice looking, bar. Some western music was playing, interspersed with pop and I had my pulled-pork sandwich with very delicious barbecue sauce (Josh's own) and coarsely cut cole slaw on a semi-hard bun ... just like they serve it in the Carolina's. So they can tout it as Brooklyn Barbecue but it definitely has a southern-Brooklyn accent.
Biscuit is creating a buzz in a neighborhood with a dearth of bbq joints.
The bar at Biscuit.
Part of the menu at Biscuit.
It's BBQ time at Biscuit -- 230 Fifth Avenue at President Street.