If I hadn't walked a few more paces up Bedford Ave. and looked back, or if I hadn't arrived a little ways after noon, the putative opening hour, I would have missed Kings County altogether. Pitmaster Chris McGee, who came to this KC from the midwest KC, serves his BBQ items "in the traditional Kansas City style: [with] pickles and white bread for mopping up the sauce." When push came to shove, though, he steered me toward his Texas-style brisket sandwich ($7) planked with tender smoked beef. Good slaw, too. I didn't ask at the time, but hiding among the beans (below, that's a sample-sized portion), those meaty bits might be burnt ends from the brisket. I'll have to find out for sure, next time I circle by.
Kings County BBQ
From a truck parked at 168 Quincy St. (near Bedford Ave.), Bedford-Stuyvesant, Brooklyn
Noon (or thenabouts) till 10:00; closed Monday