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File Under Oh, Hell Yes!: Picnick Smoked Turning Into Fatty Outpost

 width=Do you all remember the infuriating disappearance of Picnick Smoked last year? Well, according to a post on Grub St. the reason I was never able to find out what happened to it was because the guy behind it, Will Goldfarb, went to Bali and took his BBQ with him. Now it looks like the Picnick kiosks in Battery Park will be turned into something possibly called Fatty Snack, serving soft serve and cold sandwiches. That’s not the most exciting part though: That Picnick Smoked cart will become an outpost of Williamsburg’s Fatty ‘Cue, which warms my heart on this snow-filled day. We can all look forward to eating artery-clogging meats come spring. Photo courtesy of Serious Eats.

What’s Missing From This Picture?

The saga of the Picnick Smoked truck continues with the fact that it’s not been seen in its supposed new spot at 1 State St. I’ve been down to the plaza in front of that building two Fridays in a row, and while there are plenty of other vendors to be had, no BBQ. It says on the Picnick Web site that they’re supposed to be there Thursday through Saturday. Lunch’er Serene wrote in to call them out on the no-show and you can see what she had to say after the jump. Read more »

Picnick Smoked Resurfaced On State Street?: The Picnick Smoked BBQ truck that had been on Wall & South streets, but then mysteriously disappeared is now at 1 State St., according to the Picnick Web site. The site says they are there Thursday through Saturday. Has anyone who works down there spotted it?

The Picnick Smoked Cart Is Apparently MIA


Last week, lunch’er Serene wrote in to say she went looking for the Picnick Smoked cart and that she was basically led on a wild goose chase at the two Picnick kiosks in Battery Park looking for supposed BBQ items served there. Indeed, the Picnick Web site says that the “full BBQ menu is available at the kiosks.” When I went to look on Tuesday, that was definitely not the case. Read more »

Downtown Update: Picnick Smoked is Working on Daily Specials

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Downtown Lunch’er Chris checked in this week with an update on Will Goldfarb’s new BBQ truck, (which Daniel wrote about a few weeks back).

Swung by Will Goldfarb’s Picnick Smoked BBQ cart on Monday, and saw a makeshift sign for daily specials. Check ‘em out: Monday, Pulled Chicken – $7. Tuesday, Ribs. Wednesday, Prime Rib. Thursday, BBQ Salmon. Friday, Smoked Sausage.

I talked a little with Kevin Pomplun and he said they’d just started this week. They’re still very much in the process of figuring out how it’s going to work, but said that the specials would be priced between $7 (for the chicken and sausage, for example) and to $15 (for the prime rib, or a half rack of smoked spare ribs). He hasn’t even sourced the sausage yet, but is looking to do it with Heritage pork and may even be making the sausage himself. He said he was doing his best to keep it as local and affordable as possible, while still keeping it damn tasty.

He’d actually taken down the menu on Tuesday, and ended up pushing the ribs to Wednesday this week (he wasn’t happy with the way Tuesday’s batch looked). Clearly, the sign I saw yesterday was temporary and they’re just taking this idea for a test run. If it’s still going well in a few weeks, he’ll make a permanent sign. Just thought I’d give Downtown Lunch’ers the heads up.

Downtown Lunch: “Picnick Smoked” Will Goldfarb’s New BBQ Truck

Downtown Lunch: "Picnick Smoked" Will Goldfarb's New BBQ Truck

Midtown workers shouldn’t have all the fun, so to even the score, I’ve brought on Daniel Krieger as an official Downtown Lunch Correspondent to write up some of the tasty stuff you can get in the lower half of Manhattan. He’s a great photographer (insuring good food porn), but more importantly he is a lover of cheap, unique and delicious eats (or as I like to call it- Midtown Lunch’ish food.) Midtown has always been lucky to be graced with the presence of the Daisy May’s BBQ Cart.  Now Downtown has it’s own BBQ truck…


Not surprisingly there has been a ton of hype surrounding the opening of Picnick Smoked, Will Goldfarb’s BBQ truck in Wall Street Park. Not only do I love BBQ, but I felt like I need to bring balance back to the universe after my Vegan lunch last week. So yesterday, despite reading about torturous wait times in this horrible heat (and food running out) I did what had to be done.

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