We love the DIY aesthetic and only wish it happened more with meat cooking. So we're beyond psyched that Quarter, a South Slope bar, has adopted a BYO-meat policy for its garden grill. “We let people bring in whatever they want to cook themselves on the grill,” owner Joe Herron says. “It’s kind of a legal gray area, but people are bringing in steaks, brisket. We have some serious barbecue geeks coming by.” The bar will do its best to pair your meat with an appropriate beer or wine. “You bring the meat, and we’ll supply the drink,” says Herron. Now that's a fair arrangement. Quarter isn't the only bar in Brooklyn adopting this enlightened policy, either: Moonshine has provided grills for its clients in the past, till it was shut down for piddling health violations in November 2007. The bar's Website promises a return to form, although the fact that the number is disconnected isn't promising.
Quarter, 676 Fifth Ave., at 20th St.; 718-788-0989