Monday, June 2, 2008
Lookout Hill opened in Park Slope at the corner of President Street where Biscuit BBQ never really succeeded. The space has been transformed into an unltramodern metal bar and softly colored room with a mirrored backsplash and front and back banquettes as well as an alfresco terrace. There are lots of hooks to hang jackets and bags at which is a thoughtful part of the design. Walking through the door you immediately smell a nice smokey smell and think it is an omen of good eats to come. There is a John Deer basket of sauces and condiments and the homemade sauces are quite good. I ordered the pulled pork sandwich which comes with slaw for $9. The pork was thick cut and slathered in sweet sauce and place on a toasted onion roll. The slaw was unseasoned and did not have any visible veggies like carrots, celery or onion. For my taste, the cue was too thickly cut and too slathered in sauce as well as having too crunchy a bun to hit the mark. The small side of corn pudding for $4. was really corn bread with a couple of pieces of corn. I thought of the killer corn pudding at Hill Country on 26th Street which is mainly all corn and so well seasoned. Now I do not like to be highly critical in my blogging, but the food never quite hit the mark. Additionally, I ate there for Sunday brunch and the floor was clearly unswept under my table and the lovely slate sink in the bathroom was sopping wet at 1:30 in the afternoon.