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Barbecue brisket

frankie5angels Feb 4, 2005 10:39 AM

Does anyone know where I can purchase a GOOD barbecue brisket to eat at home?

Nassau, suffolk or queens preferably.


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    sbp Feb 4, 2005 02:07 PM

    Pop's little roadside shack in Huntington Station; Jericho Turnpike by the gate to East Hills/Oheka Castle area.

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      Mr. Phil Feb 4, 2005 02:45 PM

      I always thought of that as more woodbury. Yes, I was going to suggest this place too- It's called Poppa Ricks. It's a shack by the side of the road on Jericho Turnpike. 135 to the end, go east for several miles, it will be on your right, set back from the road (with a sign saying (I think) Texas BBQ. There is a wood carving place - with large wood sculptures, if I remember correctly right next to it.

      Below is a link, which also has a link to a review in the LI Press. Some chowhounds have had issues with the place, but I think it's pretty good.


      1. re: Mr. Phil
        dude Feb 4, 2005 03:40 PM

        I tried once- it was fairly tasty, but the texture and appearance of the meat were a bit off-putting (not that I didn't eat the whole sandwich!!) Not bad for LI... I would go back.

        1. re: Mr. Phil
          Fred19 Oct 28, 2006 01:53 PM

          Papa Ricks is GONE. There was alot of local pressure to get rid of his stand and it is now gone. Food was fair, prices were high. A barbecue sandwich, sides and soda ran around $17. Pricey for lunch.

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        Jeremy Osner Feb 4, 2005 12:05 PM

        Fine bbq brisket is available in Queens, at Pearson's Texas Barbecue/Legends Bar in Jackson Heights. I don't know about long island though. Check the Outer Boroughs board for many many reviews of Pearson's.

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          King of Northern Blvd. Feb 4, 2005 02:22 PM

          Pearson's location in Queens has closed....Only in Manhattan now.....

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          Jeremy Osner Feb 4, 2005 11:22 AM

          Fine bbq brisket is to be had in Queens, at Pearson's Barbecue/Legends Bar in Jackson Heights. Don't know about Long Island.

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            coll Feb 4, 2005 11:21 AM

            Turtle Crossing in Easthampton, when they re-open in April, although it may be a little far out east for you. Owner is from Oklahoma and knows his brisket AND barbq.

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