Here’s a recipe for a pleasant Sunday: pump football playoffs through a massive projector. Place that projector in a waterfront warehouse that also happens to be home to a new Brooklyn barbecue operation that Immaculate Infatuation dubbed “the first New York BBQ operation that truly nails the essence of Texas ‘cue.” Mix in craft bourbons, craft brews, and a Bloody Mary bar with toppings such as candied bacon, brisket, sausage, pickles, peppers, and hot sauces, and it’s safe to say the table is set. Today’s Reserve selection invites you to experience a concentrated dose of Sunday in America with a tailgating experience curated by Underground Eats and hosted by Hometown Bar-B-Que on Sunday, January 5. Choose between two options:<p>
$75 for one ticket to the Ultimate Tailgate<p>
- All-you-can-eat barbecue
- Craft beers, local bourbon tastings, and access to a Tito’s Bloody Mary bar
- Uber car-service discount ($30 off for new users, 20% off for current users); discount code found in redemption instruction
- Live NFL Playoff Coverage
- Live band and entertainment<p>
$95 for one VIP ticket to the Ultimate Tailgate
- Everything in the ticket package above
- Early entry one hour before the event with exclusive food tastings, premium spirits, and a barbecue lesson with Hometown pitmaster Billy Durney<p>
Start time will be based on the football schedule that day.
Hometown’s pitmaster, Billy Durney, grew up in Brooklyn but learned his craft from noted meat mavens ranging from North Carolina to Texas to South America. He rubs his brisket with salt and pepper, spritzes it with Worcestershire, and smokes it over an oak fire. Outside, St. Louis-style baby-back ribs sizzle in a cherry-wood smoker. As guests watch the first weekend of playoff football projected onto a giant screen, they’ll also chomp through piles of wings, short ribs, and special cuts not usually found on the menu.
The drinks are just as all-American, including craft beers, locally-distilled bourbons, and a Bloody Mary bar with unusual fixings such as Brooklyn Brine pickles, bacon, and jalapeño olives. Halftime fills the sudden void in pigskin action with a live honky-tonk concert featuring classic songs of heartbreak and dropped brisket.