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Aug 27, 2008 06:23 PM

New BBQ joint in LIC?

Has anyone checked out the new BBQ joint that replaced Phillies in Long Island City? Thoughts?

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  1. I read a review on it on either a BBQ blog or Serious Eats that basically said the smoked foods were the last thought on the menu that the chefs put together as it's BBQ and other food all under one spot. Ofcourse everyone should let their own tounge decide for themselves when it comes to bbq.

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    1. re: dnm3k

      The BBQ started off as an afterthought but it seems to have gotten steadily better. The last time I went it wasn't amazing but it was decent. Not a destination place but a good option for Western Queens.

          1. re: Astoria Lurker

            i trust your judgment based on loads of sharp prior posts, A.L., but seeing a menu that's mostly sushi -- with a good chunk of that given over to north dakota sushi (coconut shrimp roll???) -- gives me pause.

            1. re: david sprague

              Lucky Mojos is just a fun place to go, the food isn't spectacular, but it is good (yes even the sushi). The best dishes are the BBQ and Cajun/Creole but like I said this is not a destination place. If you happen to be in Queens and want to drink some Abita beer from the tap and have some decent comfort food it hits the spot.

              1. re: Astoria Lurker

                Hey fellow PH :) Are you looking specifically for BBQ in the QZ or more so just info on the newest spot?

                My personal fav for BBQ in the Ny area is and will always be The Ranger Texas BBQ in Jackson Heights which is in the back of Legends Bar on 34th ave I believe. They do great Eastern Carolina Pork, great Beef Ribs and Brisket, good sides (limited though) They put sliced apples in their Potato Salad which is a nice touch too.

                As an appetizer my fav is their deep fried beef short rib flautas. Smoked short ribs shredded, sauces and rolled in tortillas and deep fried. Yum.

                They also have some of the best no bean texas chili, myself or my girl have ever had. It's a no frills place with lots of beer ontop thanks to the bar and it's a shame they don't get as much love in blogs or reviews on websites like all the glorified smokehouses in the city.

                1. re: dnm3k

                  I haven't been to Legends since they stopped calling the bbq Pearson's, though I hear it's still about the same -- yum. I tend to hang out in LIC a lot and have precious few restaurants I like, so I was excited to see new potential.

                  1. re: pothead

                    Yeah, Angel and his brother are still the pitmasters from back when Pearson's was there years back and they've added a few things or atleast the owners of Legends added it and they cook it (stuff other than smoked goodness).