Slow-smoked barbeque and mezcal are not the first things you think of when it comes to Restaurant Row.
Unless you’re hip to Green Street Smoked Meats, a warehouse of smoky goodness tucked away in an alley off Randolph, now open.
The best way to describe this joint is to describe what it’s not. It’s not a sit-down BBQ resto. It’s not an easy-to-spot storefront. And it’s certainly not a place for meat diffidence.
This is a bare-bones Texas-style BBQ pit. The menu: simple. And what you do in the dim glare of those stringed light bulbs: very simple.
At the counter you’ll take your picks of half-pound parcels of fatty goodness from the oak-burning cast-steel smoker.
Slices of pork belly that leak clear grease. Juicy, black-crusted brisket. Glistening hot links and pork ribs. Classic sides like potato and macaroni salad.
For drinks, try the Mezcal Sling. Or just grab a few tallboys from the ice bucket sinks next to the bar.
Then let the gut-busting begin.
Photo Credit: Kari Skaflen