Winter Wonder Q

Fired up! Matthew and Ashley Weavil, owners of the Fat Beagle pop-up food shop, are jazzed about Fat Beagle’s North Carolina cookout at Sycamore Bar and Flowershop on Dec. 18.
Photo by Steve Solomonson

Who says you can’t barbeque in the winter?

Not North Carolina natives Matthew and Ashley Weavil, owners of the brand new Fat Beagle pop-up BBQ shop who are bringing their Southern recipes — and their never-say-die attitude — to Sycamore Bar and Flowershop in Ditmas Park for a winter grill of Lexington-style pulled pork on Dec. 18.

“In North Carolina, barbeque is a noun, not a verb,” said Matthew Weavil. He and his wife recently hosted The Fat Beagle’s very first pop-up BBQ extravaganza at No. 7 restaurant in Fort Greene, and plan to continue doing special one-day cookouts in different establishments across Brooklyn, while sorting through the paperwork necessary to open a food truck. “And people eat it year round.”

BBQ freaks, summer nostalgists, and Southern expats are invited to join the Weavils on Sycamore’s porch beginning at 1pm, snow or shine — you can even keep your gloves on.

“We’ve come up with a Q in a cup,” said Weavil. “Baked beans, pulled pork, coleslaw and cornbread … in a cup.”

What could be better?

North Carolina BBQ at Sycamore [1118 Cortelyou Rd. between E. 11th Street and Westminster Road in Ditmas Park (347) 240-5850] on Dec. 18 at 1 pm. $20. For info, visit www.thefatbeagle.com.

Reach reporter Eli Rosenberg at erosenberg@cnglocal.com or by calling (718) 260-2531. And follow his Tweets at @from_where_isit.

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