Image: Pig Beach

Yesterday, June 3, marked the opening of a new addition to the Brooklyn dining scene. Its name is Pig Beach, and it promises to deliver top-drawer BBQ in a casual outdoor comfort food experience in the Gowanus section.

The restaurant which will be run as a pop-up combines the considerable talents of two award-winning BBQ competitive teams: Salty Rinse BBQ, named runner-up in the whole hog competition at the World Championship of BBQ in Memphis last month, and Ribdiculous Bar-B-Krewe, which finished second in the ancillary exotic category.

Overseeing the kitchen at Pig Beach will be Salty Rinse’s Rob Shawger. He will be ably abetted by Ribdiculous Bar-B-Krewe’s Shane McBride, who also functions as executive chef at Manhattan’s Balthazar, Cherche Midi, and Schiller’s; Salty Rinse’s Ed McFarland, executive chef and owner of Ed’s Lobster Bar in SoHo; and Matt Abdoo, chef de cuisine at Del Posto.

The menu will feature baby back ribs, smoked short rib chili, a signature Pig Beach burger and sweet pickles.

The restaurant will be open Tuesdays to Thursdays from 3 p.m. to 10 p.m., Fridays until midnight, Saturdays from 11 a.m. to midnight, and Sundays from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m., weather permitting.

Pig Beach is located at Swan Dive, 480 Union Street, Brooklyn, NY 11231.