Holy Smokes: Outdoor Barbecue Comes to Floyd Bennett Field

Photo: Daniel Maurer

We’ve learned that the Aviator Sports and Events Center is beefing up its food program with an outdoor barbecue joint this summer. Chef Peter Garst, a French Culinary Institute alum who was a catering chef for the Glazier Group for several years and also opened Fresco, first got into barbecuing while he was catering the Masters, and he’ll unveil the results of his self-education in smoking next Thursday or Friday. The Brooklyn Smoke House, as the set of outdoor tents outside of Hangar 5 will be dubbed, will start by serving pulled pork, Texas-style brisket, Memphis-style ribs, and beer-can chicken.

After the June 1 grand opening, the menu will expand to the below, and there’ll be daily specials such as smoked oysters, prime rib, and short rib. To complement the ’cue (smoked on-site over cherry wood and hickory), a bar will serve microbrews and frozen drinks. The Brooklyn Smoke House will be open daily on weekdays from 5 p.m. till 11 p.m. (and from 1 p.m. onward on weekends), but if you need an excuse to travel out to Floyd Bennett Field, consider that Aviator is working on a concert series that may bring the Pogues there in late September.

Brooklyn Smoke House menu [pdf]

Brooklyn Smoke House at Aviator Sports Complex, Hangar 5, Floyd Bennett Field; Brooklyn; 718-758-7500

Holy Smokes: Outdoor Barbecue Comes to Floyd Bennett Field