50 Carmine St
new york, NY 10014
Just as its location, Fatty 'Cue is a sensory mix-match made in the lower east side. It looks like a dark den, tastes like Malaysia with a Southern Barbeque flair and smells and feels extremely right. Contradictory to its Fatty brother restaurant in Williamsburg, Brooklyn, Fatty 'Cue has a slightly more grown-up menu and service style. The restaurant is quieter and the interior is diminished with dark tones, plenty of booth and banquette seating and a table for larger parties in the back.
Eats & Drinks
‘Cue introduces the Thai Style Bottle Service which offers direct access to your own tableside liquor cabinet. Not in the mood to down a whole bottle? Then try the Chupacabra. It is a must order cocktail—the perfect balance of watermelon, juice, tequila, lime and Tabasco. Not too spicy, not too sweet. The servings may be small but they’re savory. Need something meaty? Order the juicy and enormous Heritage Pork Ribs and/or even their famous Deep-Fried Bacon with sweet and spicy salsa verde. The bacon is tender with a crunchy crust from the fryer. For something more green, try the Heirloom Tomato Salad with pepper, fresh coriander charcoal and olive oil resting in a pool of kimchi water.
Zak Pelaccio acquires an uncanny sense for tailoring his restaurants to the neighborhoods they’re in. At first glance you may judge this smokehouse as a more sophisticated Dallas BBQ, but don’t be fooled Fatty Folks! The exposed brick bar, warm natural woods and recycled Coke bottle chairs only make for a more flattering service style. But the aromas emanating from the open kitchen tell a different story. The staff is extremely well trained, attentive and fluid in their service. Question? The response you’ll get is eloquent and clearly knowledgeable of the food served and ingredients offered. A memorable restaurant isn’t about its food and its cocktail, it’s about the experience and interaction. The staff is accommodating and intent on ensuring that patrons have a good dining experience