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BBQ FOR BIRTHDAY

I am looking to take out friends for pulled pork/bbq in NYC. The price and location are not an issue. We have been to Blue Smoke and that was good,.Are there any other recs for this food. I hve seen on the chow boards Daisy Mae, Dinosaur are there any others. Thanks for the help.

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  1. I would normally say Hill Country but it does not have pulled pork. My fav of the rest is Dinosaur. Get the Big Ass Pork Plate.

    1. I just went to a birthday party at Dinosaur and it was great. If you call and order ahead, you can just get plates of family style food and buckets of beer for a great price. The pulled pork was good and the chicken wings were the best.

      1. I've been a fan of Dinosaur since first visiting my then g/f now wife up at Cuse, but for a birthday, if you don't mind substituting brisket for pulled pork, beef for pork ribs... I think Hill Country is a fun atmosphere and great food.

        1. Second Rub. Another thought, though I know it's not manhatattan... Fette Sau in Williamsburg is very good, and it's just a few stops from Union Square on the L train.

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          1. re: egit

            I think R.U.B. does better things, but their pulled pork was definitely a contender. The pulled pork at Fette Sau, however, tends to be dry with an inappropriate sauce for NC-style.

          2. I love Hill Country, Dinosaur, and RUB. I don't love Daisy May's. For pulled pork, RUB is probably the best place to go, but it's not the best atmosphere for a b-day dinner...it's just a little casual. Hill Country is fun, but no pulled pork. Dinosaur is good for a b-day, but the pulled pork is probably not as good as RUB's.

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            1. re: kim e

              i'm planning a bachelor party for a buddy who wants a more casual bbq dinner. we'll be a somewhat loud group of about 20 guys. do you think any of these would work for that kind of event?

              1. re: cambridgeMike

                Hill Country does big parties (and bachelor parties) all the time. It's a pretty loud place to start so they won't be out of place. The restaurant is also pretty large and has two levels.

                1. re: cambridgeMike

                  Hill Country or Dinosaur. I went to a birthday party for about 15 people at Dinosaur and it worked out well. They basically did a pre-ordered dinner of pretty much everything good on the menu (or so it felt) in shareable platters plus buckets of PBR that were constantly refilled for $30 a person. There was so much food we had tons of takeout containers that we gave away!

                  1. re: stephaniec25

                    Another vote for Hill Country

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