Hometown Barbecue and Morgans Barbecue Open in Brooklyn

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A hunk of smoked meat at Hometown. Photo: Courtesy of Hometown Barbecue/Facebook

Christopher Miller and Billy Durney's immense new Hometown Barbecue opened last night on Reed Street in Red Hook and was packed despite the rain. The menu includes brisket, lamb-belly bánh mì sandwiches, and collards cooked with bacon. Meanwhile, John Avila, who put in time at Austin's lauded Franklin Barbecue, opened Morgans Barbecue in Prospect Heights last week. And over in Bed-Stuy, Fork in the Road reports, the 6,000-square-foot Beast of Bourbon opened yesterday, serving a menu of brisket and smoked "bourbon-soaked shoulder bacon." The new restaurants join BrisketTown, Dinosaur Bar-B-Que, and Fletcher's, which all opened in the borough during the past year. [Fork in the Road/Village Voice, Earlier]