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Looking for BBQ in northern Westchester

blazee Jun 22, 2003 09:35 AM

I am looking for good BBQ places in northern Westchester. Any suggestions? Thanks.

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    Robert Deutsch Nov 5, 2006 01:55 PM

    We enjoy Holy Smoke. The Saint Louis Ribs and the Pulled Pork are about as good as you are likely to find anywhere around here. A diverse clientele, from families with young children to serious beer drinkers. Friendly people and If you care about such things, they have a very serious selection of beers on tap & in bottles.

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    1. re: Robert Deutsch
      bermano123 Aug 26, 2007 02:04 PM

      Holy Smoke is good

    2. MisterBill2 Nov 3, 2006 07:10 AM

      Holy Smoke in Mahopac (just over the border from northern Westchester) is very good and has gotten good writeups here.

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      1. re: MisterBill2
        Elisa515 Nov 5, 2006 12:04 AM

        Holy Smoke is on Rte. 6N. If you're going west on Rte. 6 past the Jefferson Valley Mall (take the Rte. 6 exit off the Taconic, the one right after the exit for Rte. 132 in Shrub Oak), Rte. 6N is a left turn a mile or so past the mall. Holy Smoke is a few miles further on 6N, on the right side of the road.

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        pumpkin donut Nov 2, 2006 11:04 PM

        My southern husband & I really enjoy Memphis Mae's in Croton. It's a nice looking place, you could have a decent dinner date there, which is unusual for bbq. You can even get bbq by the pound. We even cross the TZ from Rockland to go there.


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        1. re: pumpkin donut
          arylinth Sep 7, 2007 07:50 AM

          I personally do not care for Memphis Mae's at all. The only good thing I have had there is the hog wings (smoked hog shanks). I grew up with a home in N.C. and would not compare this food to real bbq. Everything fried was extremely greasy on both nights I tried their food (spaced several months apart to give them a chance to improve), and when I complained about this I was told the chef did not care. The pulled pork is nothing to write home about, the ribs are only okay, and the brisket was tough. All this for over $20 a plate ....
          No thanks

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          FAB Nov 2, 2006 01:59 PM

          In New MIlford,CT give The Cookhouse a shot, they make true southern BBQ...LOW&SLOW!!!

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            lm Jun 25, 2003 10:51 AM

            I myself find the ribs at Ribs on the Run, in Yonkers, to be always terrific. Unfortunately this is a strip-mall takeout with zero ambience, although there are a few grimy tables if you must eat in.

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              Ken R Jun 23, 2003 12:12 PM

              There is a drive in BBQ place that just opened in Danbury, CT, off of exit 4 on I-84 right next to McDonalds. This isn't that far from Northern Westchester. It's run by local pepole, not a chain place. They make everthing fresh and cook to order.
              They have pilled pork and BBQ ribs among other things.
              I had the pulled pork sandwich and an order of ribs. They both were good.

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                Josh Mittleman Jun 22, 2003 08:43 PM

                Best suggestion: Look elsewhere. I've never encountered edible BBQ in Westchester at all.

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                1. re: Josh Mittleman
                  Mark DiBlasi Jun 24, 2003 02:36 PM

                  Totally concur-good (or any) bbq in Westchester or nearly anywhere in the tristate region is as rare as great gribenes and mushroom barley soup in Lockhart.

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