19 Bella Tapas BYOB Restaurant

Brisket for Beginners

Brisket for Beginners

The New York Times offers a great article on “Brisket for Beginners”.  They say…

Never in the annals of American barbecue has brisket — great brisket — been so widely available.

Once the province of Texas and Kansas City, Mo., world-class brisket now turns up at Hometown Bar-B-Que in Brooklyn; at Lewis Barbecue in Charleston, S.C.; and at Smoque BBQ and Green Street Smoked Meats in Chicago. Once deemed a low-value cut (Tootsie Tomanetz, the 84-year-old pitmaster at Snow’s BBQ in Lexington, Tex., remembers grinding it to make hamburgers), brisket now commands top dollar at meat markets and barbecue restaurants.

And, once sold only as U.S.D.A. Choice or Select, it now comes in premium categories like Prime and Wagyu. Its status was affirmed in 2015, when Aaron Franklin, of Franklin Barbecue in Austin, Tex., won a James Beard award for best chef in the Southwest.

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  • 19 Bella
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    Based on 160 Reviews
    Timothy C.
    Timothy C.
    2019-04-14 08:03:58
    We went for breakfast to this charming place. Unique menu, very nice atmosphere. Little pricey if your used to the corner Cafe but its was a pleasant...
    Kelsey C.
    Kelsey C.
    2019-03-05 09:53:28
    Super cute brunch place! My waitress Kate was super friendly and quick. I had a mocha and the corned beef hash, both were excellent. The prices are similar...
    Brigit P.
    Brigit P.
    2018-12-28 13:32:22
    We've been here twice. Relaxing atmosphere and made to order dishes. Only had brunch items so far but we've loved them. Mushroom asparagus scramble with...
    Tiffanie T.
    Tiffanie T.
    2018-10-14 16:51:17
    This place was a quaint place and had great reviews for brunch. It's extremely small so I would either go really early or have reservations. You have the...