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News and Nonsense from the Brooklyn neighborhood of Lefferts and environs, or more specifically a neighborhood once known as Melrose Park. Sometimes called Lefferts Gardens. Or Prospect-Lefferts Gardens. Or PLG. Or North Flatbush. Or Caledonia (west of Ocean). Or West Pigtown. Across From Park Slope. Under Crown Heights. Near Drummer's Grove. The Side of the Park With the McDonalds. Jackie Robinson Town. Home of Lefferts Manor. West Wingate. Near Kings County Hospital. Or if you're coming from the airport in taxi, maybe just Flatbush is best.

Wednesday, March 14, 2018

The Rubbin' Spoonful

Rub Is All You Need?

No, actually. You need a good hunk of meat too, but like the Spice Girls once put it "Be a little bit wiser baby, put it on, put it on." because the "two become one." (see below video for their full love makin' recipe).

And if that's not enough to get you whet (sic), local entrepreneurs wife/hubby duo Isalia Lebron and Jamaal Dunlap have something they'd like you to try. And you can try it by picking some up some of their Breukelen Rub at local boutique Awesome right here on the Flabenue at 617 Flatbush. Article from BK Reader here. And while the name Breukelen was originally a town in Holland, there is nothing Dutch in this flavoring. It's hot, baby. Brooklyn hot.

With the specially mixed East NY Blend and Brownsville Blend and now even Flatbush Blend, you're bound to dig it all the more. Full disclosure: I've eaten Jamaal's meat, more than once. And before your juvenile humor floweth over, I'll add that both times were at J&I's Memorial Day feast, with the most incredible hunks of flesh melting off the bone (vegetarians, my apologies, even I know when I'm overdoing it). Jamaal's a chef at the venerable Manhattan joint Butter, so you know he knows his shit.

Butter chef Jamaal Dunlap

And if you want to learn more about how to make the perfect barbecue, sign up for Jamaal's cooking class and tasting at Awesome on March 30 at 8pm.

Now turn those lights low, and rub the spices all over...

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