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Fette Sau vs. Hill Country


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Fette Sau vs. Hill Country

guttergourmet | | Jul 25, 2009 04:20 AM

OK-now I'm a huge Hill Country fan but heard that Fette Sau could be a contender. Went the other night. Fun open air community picnic tables. The inside is really cool. Great decor and smelled like the real McCoy. Felt like someone converted a factory garage. Loved the knives and cleavers that they use as beer tap handles. Great beer and whisky selection. The line for 'cue was too long with only one poor guy slicing. The beef ribs and brisket looked unimpressive as compared to Hill Country so I stuck to pork. Half a rack of St. Louis style pork ribs, 1/2lb of pulled pork, a spicy pork sausage and a 1/4lb of bbq pork belly. Unlike Hill Country which only offers bbq sauce "if you gotta have it", Fette had a sweet, a hot, a vinegar and a hot mustard sauce to mix n' match. They recommended the vinegar for the pulled pork (North Carolina style). Pulled pork was good but paled when compared to Ed Mitchell's The Pit which i had at the Big Apple BBQ Block Party. The sausage was OK but didn't match the imported from Kreutz Market in Lockhart Texas jalapeno cheese stuffed red hot sausages that Hill Country offers. The ribs were very good though I prefer the babybacks at Dinosaur BBQ in Harlem/Syracuse. The pork belly was a blackened strip and was too rich to finish. In summary-very cool place but no comparison with Hill Country.

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