Hometown Tavern and Hometown Deli, two anticipated projects from Hometown Bar-B-Que’s Billy Durney, have had their openings postponed from this fall to January, Hometown confirmed to NYC BBQ today.
Earlier this year, Hometown Tavern/Red Hook Tavern (a restaurant with high-quality fried chicken, burgers, and more) and Hometown Deli (a sandwich shop with pastrami, corned beef, and more) were both slated for October openings, according to the New York Times. Hometown Tavern will be located only a few blocks north of Hometown Bar-B-Que in Red Hook, Brooklyn, while Hometown Deli will be located in Industry City, Brooklyn. The team will also be opening a new event space in Industry City near Hometown Deli.
Hometown’s ’s Lianna Durney said that the openings were pushed back “due to the holidays” and that Tavern, Deli, and the event space will likely open around the same time in January.
Hometown Bar-B-Que has become one of the most lauded barbecue joints in New York City (if not the most) and is regularly featured on lists of top BBQ joints in the United States. Thus, new food projects from Billy Durney and company are being watched closely by the NYC food community to see if they can mirror the rousing success of Hometown Bar-B-Que.
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