Writing about a Christmas dinner is about as useful to anyone as the typical brunch-focused Yelp review (you don't eat brunch, right?) so I will keep this brief. Often restaurants serve a holiday menu that's not representative of what they normally make--last year Red Rooster went highly Scandinavian. Fatty 'Cue kept the cue, but played it straight American. Perhaps galangal and coriander would offend baby Jesus' sensibilities.
The only Asian flourish was the sweetened fish sauce served in a plastic squirt bottle alongside the spicy barbecue version. This condiment was my favorite aspect of the meal, and perfect for the thick slices of brisket, righteously fatty by my standards, too much so for my dining companion. Take heed if it's not your thing because I'm fairly certain the Brandt beef is always served like this. If you hate lean pastrami, white meat turkey or chicken breast, you will be fine.
The pork ribs were hefty, and while eating one sauceless and cold the next day I noticed the overt porkiness that I'd missed when they were fresh. Not name checked, but I'm guessing they're not from Western Beef, my go to for meat slabs.
Collard greens and mac and cheese were straightforward while the red cabbage slaw was lightly creamy, but not from mayonnaise.
Slices of pie were available, but a Coors and a shot of Jack was enough of a send off.
Fatty 'Cue * 50 Carmine St., New York, NY