The Story of Brooklyn’s Hometown Bar-B-Que

Hurricane Sandy struck the East Coast in the fall of 2012, wreaking havoc on NYC, especially devastating areas along the water like the neighborhood of Red Hook in Brooklyn.

One New Yorker’s story of picking himself up, supporting the local community and persevering through hardships is finally being told thanks to YETI as part of its cross-country film tour to celebrate Tundra’s 10th anniversary. Whalebone was recently given the special opportunity to get a little sneak preview of this tour that kicked off at Hometown Bar-B-Que in Brooklyn, NY.

When Sandy struck, all the hard work and dedication Billy Durney put toward building his dream restaurant (Hometown Bar-B-Que) came to a halt, but it didn’t keep him down, and it wouldn’t stop him from pulling through for his community. Instead, Billy raised his hometown’s spirits with good barbecue, and in turn, they inspired his greatest pursuit yet.

The Tundra tour is currently underway, and the good folks behind Yeti are even donating all proceeds to supporting local nonprofit organizations along the way. Find out more on the tour here.