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Barbecue Joint Set to Spice Up Myrtle Ave.

By Janet Upadhye | January 7, 2014 9:47am
 HUMO Smokehouse is Myrtle Avenue's first barbecue joint.
HUMO Smokehouse is Myrtle Avenue's first barbecue joint.
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FORT GREENE — Myrtle Avenue's newest restaurant is smoking hot.

Barbecue joint HUMO Smokehouse is set to open at 336 Myrtle Ave. on Saturday, offering a menu of ribs, pulled pork and brisket cooked in-house on a wood-burning smoker and brushed with a custom dry rub to create a unique "Tennessee-style flavor."

"We have been cooking barbecue for over two years to perfect these recipes," said owner Raul Perez, who opened the place along with a team of five others. "This is self-taught barbecue — and it works."

Perez and his team have worked as servers, bartenders, managers and cooks in the past but this will be their first time running the show. 

"This is our first restaurant and we believe in what we do," he said. "We want to bring authentic food to the neighborhood."

HUMO's menu also features a healthy sampling of sides including homemade sauerkraut, pickles, coleslaw, baked black beans and potato salad. The team worked with the Myrtle Avenue Brooklyn Partnership's "Farm to Neighborhood" program to buy as many products as possible from local food businesses and farmers.

The eatery got advisory approval to serve alcohol at Monday night's Community Board 2 meeting.