The sign going up at Izzy’s Brooklyn Smokehouse way back in January.
Back in October, the Forward reported that the restaurant — then called Izzy’s BBQ Addiction — was to open “within the month.”
Catching up with Eidelman four months later, the Forward learned that Eidelman had been in a kind of carnivore limbo as “strict zoning and permit regulations” held up the debut.
But as of late last week, Izzy’s 600-square-foot Crown Heights space — and a massive Smoke-Master 250RFS stainless-steel wood-burning barbecue pit imported all the way from Texas — are finally welcoming crowds. Stay tuned for a more detailed report once we’ve had the opportunity to visit the new eatery and sample Eidelman’s Central-Texas-style ‘cue.
Michael Kaminer is a contributing editor at the Forward.