Brisket, a cut of meat that has lots of connective tissue, can come out tough or tender, depending upon the way it’s cooked. Here, fatty is better than lean.
Judiciously braised or slow-smoked, it can be one of the most tender, flavorsome versions of beef you’ll ever encounter.
Here are three restaurants that do brisket justice.
ONE BLOCK EAST, 3261 Merrick Rd., Wantagh, 516-785-5300,oneblockeastli.com
Start your meal with chopped brisket tacos. Served on soft corn tortilla and topped with a bright pico de gallo, they’re nothing short of sensational. $9.95
BRIXX & BARLEY, 152 Park Ave. Long Beach, 516-544-4511, brixxandbarley.com
At this popular Long Beach spot, a star sandwich features brisket with red cabbage, spicy Jack cheese, caramelized onion, avocado and chipotle aioli. $11
ROAST SANDWICH HOUSE, 827 Walt Whitman Rd., Melville, 631-629-4869, roastsandwichhouse.com
One of the top picks at this sandwich specialist is the braised brisket and grilled cheese on sourdough. $8.49