Chalkboard Wisdom: Randall’s Gets Controversial on Grand Street [Updated]
Randall’s Barbecue opened on Grand Street in August to mediocre reviews.
They’re now joking (and irking) with a double entendre of a sandwich board outside the entrance. The two-toned message – “Let us get you drunk and fill you with our meat.”
One reader quipped, “Really obnoxious, particularly given recent headlines (i.e. Brett Kavanaugh). What a bunch of dopes—or worse.”
Update: Randall’s responded with the following in response, “we truly apologize for any offense taken by the sign outside the restaurant. We were trying to be funny, and clearly missed the mark. We’ve since updated the sign, and will be much more sensitive moving forward.”
Randall’s Barbecue began as a Crown Heights pop-up back in 2013. Chef-proprietor Jared Male, a pit-master veteran of both Hill Country and Dinosaur BBQ in Harlem, also “gleans inspiration from the LES neighborhood’s historically Jewish population” with items like the Smoked Chopped Chicken Liver, Pastrami and pickles from the Pickle Guys next door.