This is my first "Piggy says no" review. It's sad, but this day had to come eventually. I hope you allow me to explain why I found my experience so disappointing...
Having heard nothing but glowing reviews about this BBQ place in Williamsburg, Fette Sau
quickly moved to the top of my "must try" list. It’s understood that there is a decent wait during peak times, so my friend R and I decided to give it a go on a weeknight at 6pm (and keeping our fingers crossed that no one else likes to eat at granny times which, btw, I specialize in).
Upon arrival, we noted that there were only a handful of people in front of us and thought “Score - we beat the rush!” Oh boy, were we wrong. The handful of people in front of us turned into a miserable and slow 35 minute wait. As we made our way to the front, I noticed that the inefficiency was due to the lone guy in charge of putting together your selection of meats. While I appreciated the love he put into each order, it was frustrating to see three other people milling around behind him just waiting for side orders. I can assure you, the side orders definitely don’t take nearly as long as the meat. Isn’t there a more efficient way? Didn’t anyone take operations management and learn about Just-in-Time systems (sorry, the business school side of me escapes every now and then…)?
|The case of meats|
Maybe I was just grouchy from a long day of work and hungry from smelling BBQ for the last 35 minutes. Whatever it was, I decided to put my frustration aside and focus on what I was here for – glorious BBQ. Lucky for eaters that day, it was the first Thursday of the month and Fette Sau offered “Fat Pig Thursday” where an entire pig is roasted for that night’s meal. Take a look at the menu: