Fette Sau Philly-
Opening night. Ordered 1/4 of Pork Belly - Very tender, spot on smoked pork flavor, a sausage link- smokey and perfectly seasoned, 1/4 rack of St. Louis style ribs, great flavor but a little dry but not bad. Sad to say they ran out of the brisket early in the evening. Beer selection is very good, locals and other craft brewerys on draught. I ordered a Buillet Rye Old Fashioned, but the bar did not have any fruit (orange, cherries or bitters), that was a disappointment. The lovely bartender did recommend a cocktail called the Fishtown ....*something* I forget the whole name, but it was a good substitute. I'd give the place a 4 or 5 out of 5 star rating, but I was disappointed in the the dry rack of ribs, running out of the brisket so early on in the evening and not having the apppropiate "basic" bar cocktail ingredients(fruit/bitters etc...).
It was Fette Sau's official public openining so I'll let them pass for now! Service was good, a little slow at the counter, but again they just opened. I think once they get the kinks out, they will be a real hit.
a just a block away..... Bubba's Texas BBQ
I checked out Bubba's Texas BBQ on their soft opening last weekend (Sunday), the joint was very busy, bar full and the tables were full. It was lunch time. The brisket was excellent- tender juicy smoked perfection, ribs were nicely smoked and moist and tender but not as flavorful as Fette Sau's rack...also, the Bubba's bartender Evan, had all the ingredients to make my Old Fashioned. Bubba's also has a nice selection of locals on draught and bottled beers. BT BBQ might be a smaller, local neigborhood BBQ joint, but they were very successful in providing really good BBQ and cocktails.
Also, a great place to watch your favorite sports at the bar or from the tables, as they have a couple flat screens at the bar and in the restaurant.