Pulled Pork in the 'chester
Any good Barbeque in Westchester? Tried Jimmy Lee's in White Plains and was disappointed. Pulled Pork was a C-, Ribs were a B+, corn bread and Burnt ends an F.
I just found Q in Port Chester, and was happily surprised. Pork is much juicier and better smoked than Jimmy Lee's. Didn't try the ribs.
Any barbeque afficianados out there? Where do you get your fix? Did I just have a bad experience at Jimmy Lee's or is that par for the course?
I went to Jimmy Lee's about 2 months ago and I was disappointed also. I had the ribs and was not impressed at all. In my mind, the meat on good ribs should practically fall off the bone (a la Dinosaur BBQ in Syracuse)... but these were fatty and a little tough, I thought. My fellow diners tried the pulled pork and were similarly disappointed. Someone told me about Southbound BBQ in Valhalla, haven't tried it yet though.
I've heard nothing but bad things about jimmy lees. Q has very good pulled pork, as you've discovered.
On the rib tenderness front... I don't think the meat on ribs should fall of the bone. That's too tender. But, they also shouldn't have much chew to them either. It's a balance. But the best places will have very tender ribs, where you can cleanly eat them, but not where it basically melts off the bones. That's a big turn off for me.
but, the majority of people like fall of the bone tenderness on their ribs, so I'm probably in the minority.
Back to the original post... Q is the best all around cue I've had in this part of the country, outside of what I make on my own smoker in my backyard, that is. :)
"the 'chester"? I have never heard that one before, thank the gods.
Q is the best in Westchester. Southbound and Jimmy Lees are mediocre to be complimentary.
Try the pulled pork at Sam's of Gedney Way in White Plains. Juicy and not sweet like others I've had.