I can't think of barbecued chicken without thinking of Brooks House of Bar-B-Q in Oneonta, New York. I've been going to Brooks since I was a kid everytime we'd go to my grandfather's cabin in Gilbertsville.
Over the last 50+ years Brooks has grown from a small catering company, to a barbecue concession stand, to a restaurant, banquet hall and barbecue sauce production company. About a half hour from Cooperstown and National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum, the restaurant has a display case with famous baseball players who've eaten there- including my favorite, Derek Jeter. Even Food Network's Rachael Ray included Brooks in her Cooperstown episode of "$40 a Day". They'll cater parties up to 100 miles from Oneonta- so even if you don't live or go to college there, they can bring a taste of Brooks to you. Or you can make it yourself- you can go to their website and order your own sauce.
During my family's Labor Day trip to the cabin, we had to stop at Brooks. I had the chicken and ribs combo- even though they're famous for their chicken, I can‘t pass up the ribs. And for dessert I had the most delicious strawberry shortcake. Wow, my mouth is watering already. So, if you're planning a visit to anywhere in the Leatherstocking region of New York, definitely make a stop at Brooks. Or better yet, plan a trip to Brooks and then stop at the other attractions in the area- like that National Baseball Hall of Fame and Howe Caverns!!!
Nathan enjoying his hot dog!!!
Drew eating some chicken he grabbed off my plate!!!
My necies, Daniele, Molly and Mia smiling bright for the camera!!!
A lot of food came out, but when we were finished, there wasn't much left except for big pile of napkins!!!
Brooks says it has the largest indoor charcoal pit in the east, and possiblity the country!!!
Out behind the restaurant is the banquet hall, picnic area, playground, gift shop and ice cream parlor!!!
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