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Roast beef reigns supreme at NYC’s Brennan & Carr

In this episode of The Meat Show, host Nick Solares heads to the Sheepshead Bay neighborhood of Brooklyn to visit Brennan & Carr, a 1930s-era sandwich place known for its roast beef sandwiches. Solares loves Brennan & Carr for its iconic simplicity, and considers its sandwiches an essential part of Brooklyn culture: “I don’t think you can really understand Brooklyn unless you eat in places like this,” he asserts.

Roast beef may be the star of the show, but it’s not the only offering. You can order a cheeseburger, a special dish “Gargiulo burger” named for a family of loyal customers, and an array of other classic sandwiches.

Everything on the menu is available doused in a rich jus made from all the drippings of the roasted meat. The jus makes everything ridiculously rich; according to Solares, it basically turns the bread into a “really beefy sponge.” That also means the sandwiches can be more than a little messy, but don’t worry, there’s no shame in using silverware.

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