Helsinki is a BBQ joint and live music performance venue in Hudson, NY. My wife and I stopped in on our last night in town to try the food.
The space is beautiful; a reclaimed warehouse of some kind, totally refitted in a modern but old fashioned kind of way.
The upstairs is an event space for things like weddings.
There’s even a beautiful outdoor space that’s reminiscent of a walking garden path.
Anyway, the menu was really enticing.
Even the sides looked nice.
I had a couple of cocktails, one being a smokey and spicy mescal drink, and the other being a refreshing bourbon smash.
For a starter, we had the baked oysters with pimento cheese. Really fucking good. Highly recommended.
For our entree, we split a BBQ trio platter, which came with lean sliced brisket, Texas links, and ribs.
I really liked the links the best. The ribs were excellent though, and had a nice natural spice to them. The brisket was dry, unfortunately. I get that they are lean cuts, but they should still be juicy.
On the side we had cornbread, spaghetti squash and cherries.
Here’s a shot of my wife explaining the different sauces to me, since I missed what the waitress said while I was outside shooting pictures of the food.
Here she is again, patiently waiting for me to stop taking pictures of the sauces.
The white one, an Alabama style sauce, was my favorite. You definitely need to hit this joint when you’re in town. It’s one of three places I highly recommend here in Hudson.
405 Columbia St
Hudson, NY 12534