(combined sources) Brooklyn native Sruly “Izzy” Eidelman learned how to smoke kosher meats using a wood-fired grill in the backyard of his parents’ Borough Park home—where he began selling his unique barbecue via delivery and catering in 2013. For the last year he has been tantalizing potential customers with word of the imminent Crown Heights opening of his bijoux restaurant with big flavor, Izzy’s BBQ Addiction. Now, however, various foodies have been invited to attend soft openings, so a public opening appears imminent. Eidelman’s Facebook page, which allowed people to place orders for kosher brisket, smoked chicken and “Dinosaur” ribs, has garnered considerable attention. In his space at 397 Troy Ave., between Crown and Montgomery Streets, he’ll be able to smoke up to 600 pounds of meat at a time, he told DNAinfo. The new smokehouse is set to seat about 25 patrons and will serve sliced and pulled brisket, beef ribs, smoked chicken and turkey, veal, pastrami—kosher, he said, but prepared just like traditional barbecue in a Texas-style, wood-burning smoker.
Prices are said to range from $10 for a simple plate to $45 or $50 for a specialized dish, such as a large rack of ribs for a party. Eidelman’s barbecue has netted him awards at competitions including the Kansas City Barbecue Festival and Southern New England Kosher Barbecue Championship. Learn more on Facebook at Izzy’s BBQ Addiction or visit izzyssmokehouse.com.