Stephen Starr has been eager to do barbecue in Philly.
Rather than do it himself, I hear that he has lined up Fette Sau, the Williamsburg, Brooklyn, BBQ destination whose lines down Metropolitan Avenue are almost as legendary as its dry-rub bacon, brisket, and ribs.
The spot: 1204-08 Frankford Ave. in Fishtown, next door to his Frankford Hall. The frontage is now guarded by an almost solid fence, but through a small opening you can see the makings of what appears to be a house, tucked in about 50 feet. I hear that the Fette Sau location will resemble a shanty, down to a banging screen door. (Say it "fetteh-zow"; means "fat pig" in German.)
Fette Sau's Joe Carroll's name appears on the liquor license app.