What to Drink (and Eat) at Pork Slope, Opening Next Week in Park Slope

Smoked meat. Photo: Celeste Sloman/New York Magazine

When Pork Slope, a Brooklyn roadhouse bar from the owners of Talde, opens late next week, itll coincide with Patrick Swayzes birthday. But the connections to Road House will probably end there: It is a complete joke that has gotten out of hand, says co-owner John Bush. I cant reiterate enough that were not trying to open up the Double Deuce. At the super-casual, cash-only spot, there will be 25 beers plus three wines on tap, and a spirits program focusing on American whiskey.

Fried chicken.Photo: Celeste Sloman/New York Magazine

The limited food offerings, from chef/co-owner Dale Talde, will come from a kitchen thatll likely be open until 2 a.m., and will include country hams (Edwards from Virginia to start) and fried chicken in a basket. I want it to be like your living room, says Bush, who says he and his team just wanted to better their neighborhoodand open a space where theyd want to drink after work.

Pork Slope, 247 Fifth Ave., nr. Carroll St., Park Slope; no phone yet

This story appeared in the August 20, 2012 issue of
New York Magazine.