Last month, Serious Eats sent me to review a sandwich that I have to admit I wasn't super stoked to try. I trekked out to Long Island City and walked down some empty streets until I found John Brown's Serious BBQ. Despite the empty neighborhood, there were groups of people filing into the restaurant so I took it as a good sign.
My skepticism was proven wrong - The Brisket sandwich was in it's essence, a simple, delicious sandwich. A bun topped high with brisket and their special homemade coleslaw. This is the kind of simplicity I appreciate - the flavors complimented each other perfectly.
If you find yourself in LIC, and you're a meat eater, this is definitely a spot to check out.