What's the best BBQ restaurant in NYC ?
- O Mogan Nov 6, 2001 02:31 PM
I've heard some said 'Virgil BBQ' some said 'Persons BBQ,' Any recommendatons ? Thank you.
The ONLY authentic BBQ in NYC is at Pearson's. It is Texas BBQ in and is in Queens. It is only 4 tables in the back of a sportsbar, but the bbq is very good.
Virgil's is your best bet in Manhattan. It is big, busy, and has decent BBQ which is a mixture of different bbq styles. They have their off nights, but you should be alright.
Do a search of the main chowhound page for more info.
When was the last time you were at Pearson's, because it hasn't been Pearson's for a couple of years...
For what it's worth, NY Mag came out with their Best of issue and had RUB as the Best:
And the NY Times has an article that visits a handful of places:
My suggestion is take the Times article and decide for yourself. That way you to can make broad characterizations of what's the best, but at least you will be informed :-)
PS - If you ar going to Virgil's, have the Chicago Dog.
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I remeber my first time in Virgil's I asked the waitress which kind of ribs she would recommend, to which she replied: "Oh I don't know, I don't eat animal flesh."
I'm a fan of Daisy Mae's and I'm a Texan. it isn't authentic but it is decent and their combo deals are somewhat impressive. Antoher good one is Pies and Thighs in Brooklyn.