You love a good theme (toga party, Full House intro) but draw the line at restaurants (costumed waiters? Creepy).
Lighten up: Pork Slope, a new Americana-tinged pub with serious culinary pedigree, opens tomorrow.
For Dale Talde, Dave Massoni, and John Bush, nostalgia for no-BS bars led to boars’ heads (along with other American Pickers-esque decor) on the walls; 25 beers on tap, 20 in cans; and more than 100 whiskeys, bourbons, and ryes.
While we were testing the (fire)waters, we overheard Talde humble brag that he “[expletive] nailed the brisket,” which we can confirm. Order it with barbecue ribs, shrimp po’ boys, and fried chicken.
Most dishes, including pulled pork sandwiches and country ham ’n’ biscuits, are less than $15. But don’t be fooled by the facade — flavors are deeper than any backwater roadhouse special.
And waiting just around the bend.
Pork Slope, 247 Fifth Avenue, between Carroll Street and Garfield Place (718-768-7675 or porkslopebrooklyn.com).
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