Brisket Was Cheap and Delicious; Now It’s Expensive and You Have to Wait in Line

February 6, 2015 5:48 AM

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Brisket Was Cheap and Delicious; Now It’s Expensive and You Have to Wait in Line

Not long ago, Texas-style smoked brisket was an inexpensive, workingman’s meal piled on butcher paper at roadside barbecue joints.

It’s still that, but now it’s also showing up alongside garlic-confit-infused collard greens and potato salad with pickled mustard seed in Brooklyn’s Williamsburg neighborhood, as well as stacked high between slices of bread at fast-food restaurants.

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