The fellow ahead of me asked for all the fat on his brisket to be trimmed away, and I called out that I'd take his. Whatever the fate of that surplusage, I requested and received a "moist" version of the brisket (in the massive "regular" size; $8); fatty had suited me fine at Hill Country and Picnick Smoked. David's roast brisket doesn't have that long-smoked character, just a little color around the edges, but to me, spooning on gravy would be painting the lily. (I tried it anyway, and I prefer without.) Pickles were too timid; the house lemonade (not shown) arrived in a container barely smaller than a child's beach bucket.
Also note: After a change in ownership circa 2007-8, the revised takeout menu moves up the closing time from 9:00 to 7:00, deletes a section of the menu that listed oxtail, stew chicken, and the like, and removes the words "soul food" from the front page.
David's Brisket House
533 Nostrand Ave. (Herkimer St.-Atlantic Ave.), Crown Heights, Brooklyn
Closed after 7:00 and on Sunday