From there, he trained as a sommelier but found himself increasingly drawn out of the kitchen and into management. " As general manager for Hometown, Mitchell Rosen draws on a wealth of experience working in such New York culinary institutions as the Grand Central Oyster Bar, City Crab and Bubby's.
From there, he trained as a sommelier but found himself increasingly drawn out of the kitchen and into management.
"I love cooking with wood, and I love manipulating flavors," he says. His unique background in contemporary art and as an accomplished, French Culinary Institute-educated chef has strongly influenced the look and feel of Hometown. Entree into the world of barbecue had been on Miller's mind for a few years prior to meeting budding barbecue entrepreneur Billy Durney, who shared his vision.
After almost 20 years in the security and private protection field, during which he kept a close eye on some of the country's most public figures, Brooklyn native Billy Durney has fulfilled a longtime dream by taking the helm as pitmaster and owner at Hometown Bar-B-Que.
Since first learning to smoke meat as a youngster during visits to his grandparents' cabin in rural Pennsylvania, Billy has spent years obsessing over his barbecue, traveling around the United States and abroad perfecting his techniques. We're doing it in Brooklyn, and I'm very proud to be part of that community.”Billy can be found making the rounds at Hometown every night, stopping at every table to check on his guests. "That's the reason I work 80 hours a week."" After almost 20 years in the security and private protection field, during which he kept a close eye on some of the country's most public figures, Brooklyn native Billy Durney has fulfilled a longtime dream by taking the helm as pitmaster and owner at Hometown Bar-B-Que.
Their wives would wear the hook down with the open end of the hook pointed away from their heart, down their out stretched arms sending love and faith as they waved good bye to their men embarking on a long and dangerous journey on the high seas.
When the men were due to return and their ship was spotted their wives would turn the hook up toward their heart symbolizing the safe return of their men from the dangers of the Caribbean.
Islanders in the Caribbean have worn the hook bracelet for centuries.
It has been adopted as a symbol of unity and love for islanders living in the Caribbean.In classic barbecue style, we offer walk-up service to our counter on a first-come, first-served basis—until we sell out of that day’s specially cooked offerings.To make the wait enjoyable, chat with fellow diners, order drinks from the bar and listen to live music on weekend nights.Hometown also serves up a wide selection of traditional sides and dessert.Our two bars feature craft beers, a wide range of American whiskeys, seasonal cocktails and Red Hook wines.One of the most accurate accounts of folklore that I have encountered while traveling throughout the Caribbean was when the men of a village would set out to sea.