Next up in the Stephen Starr empire is Fette Sau, the ultra-popular barbecue spot in Brooklyn made famous by owner Joe Carroll.
Starr and Carroll have teamed up to bring the beer and ‘cue spot to Philadelphia, right next door to Starr’s wildly successful Frankford Hall on Frankford Avenue in Fishtown.
It’s a partnership destined for success, as the Philadelphia location of Fette Sau (German for “fat pig”) will be able to build on the original restaurant’s success (lines regularly wind out the door, Shake Shack-style) and even turn it up a notch.
Here’s a look at the Fette Sau Philly vitals:
Joe Carroll developed his own seven-ingredient dry rub in his days as an amateur cook. So Fette Sau is careful not to associate its BBQ with any traditional “style”; it’s just Joe’s style.
At Fette Sau Philly, you can expect a rotating selection of six dry-rubbed meats sourced from small, local farmers. Side include: Broccoli Salad, Pickles, Sauerkraut, House Made Coleslaw, Burnt End Baked Beans and Potato Chips. Hungry yet?
The Fishtown Fette Sau will continue the communal dining custom, but with a lot more seating. The restaurant will be able to fit 130 for casual shoulder-to-shoulder dining.
Joe Carroll’s first move outside Williamsburg, New York necessitates tapping into (so to speak) Philadelphia’s beer culture. They’ll have nine beers and one cider on tap, and three custom brews from local brewers (Earth, Sly Fox and Dock Street).
Just like at the original site, there will also be an extensive North American whiskey and bourbon list for spirits drinkers.
Fette Sau Philly will be open Monday-Friday, 5-11 p.m. and Saturday-Sunday, noon-11 p.m.
Fette Sau — Opening Wednesday, October 17!
1208 Frankford Avenue