Yesterday afternoon, SYR and I thought it was time to find out what’s behind all the buzz about Izzy’s Brooklyn Smokehouse (397 Troy Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 11213). Was it justified?
We ordered one and three quarter pound of their smoked brisket and a pound of their smoked turkey…
For sides we took the House Slaw and the French fries. Both meats tasted smokey, tender, juicy and very flavorful yet distinctly different. By 5:30 the place was full, with no place to sit. We took our order with us; when we sat down at SYR‘s place and looked around the available wines, we found a Covenant Cabernet Sauvignon 2013. Its perfectly balanced tannins – soft, ripe and lush – give way to a richly layered blend of anise, cassis, blackberry, chocolate and spice flavors. The perfect meat, the perfect wine!
We heartily recommend Izzy’s Brooklyn Smokehouse, and we’ll keep on returning again and again!