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Need good, crusty BEEF RIBS in North Jersey and/or Hudson Valley

ellen4441 Jul 2, 2009 08:26 PM

Hi,
Planning a Roadfood trip from my AC area to New Paltz....
Beef ribs are so much harder to find than pork ribs......
PLEASE HELP ! I know I'm drawing slim ....

I also love good crusty Austin-style BRISKET !

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  1. Curlz RE: ellen4441 Jul 3, 2009 07:42 AM

    The beef ribs at Front Street Smokehouse in Elizabeth (do NOT let that keep you from going--easy to get to) were terrific...

    www.frontstreetsmokehouse.com

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      ellen4441 RE: Curlz Jul 3, 2009 06:16 PM

      Thanks , CURLZ !
      I've been meaning to try that Front St. Smokehouse, as Chowhound "hot dog lover" (John Fox , my Roadfood.com has mentioned that he loves the ribs here...

      I've been on NJ hot dog tours with John, and I doubt he (or you?!?) would "steer" me wrong!

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        RayP RE: Curlz Jul 7, 2009 09:48 AM

        Called there today...they've been closed up for the last 6 weeks. Couln't make a go of it..

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          fourunder RE: RayP Jul 7, 2009 10:08 AM

          Maybe their price structure for the three rib teaser or half slab had something to do with it.

          Baby Backs .......8.95, 15.95

          St. Louis Style......7.95, 12.95

          Might seem a tad high for lighter appetites.

          Their Full Slab prices seemed reasonable IMHO

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            Curlz RE: RayP Jul 7, 2009 05:15 PM

            WOW...that's a shame. Then again, they weren't exactly in a high-traffic area. Hopefully they're still competing.

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          frequentdiner RE: ellen4441 Jul 6, 2009 06:17 AM

          go through the lincoln tunnel into manhattan and on the west side at 46th and 11th you can get great beef ribs at Daisy May's BBQ - then go back into the tunnel and back north on the turnpike then back to the Garden State Parkway to the Thruway. Its a slight detour but you can get great beef ribs there.

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            fourunder RE: ellen4441 Jul 7, 2009 10:31 AM

            I've resisted making any suggestions to this thread, mostly because there really isn't any good barbecue that comes to mind.. Some like Bailey's in Blauvelt, but I am not a fan of Fink's style and I do not know if Bailey's even offers Beef Ribs.

            I can say I have had the Beef Ribs at The Cheesecake Factory. This isn't necessarily a recommendation, but to let you know you have the option if all else fails. The BR's weren't great, but they weren't bad by any means. They are not in anyway Fred Flintstone sized large.

            http://www.thecheesecakefactory.com/menu.htm

            Here may be some sleeper suggestions/options.....

            http://www.nj.com/entertainment/dining/index.ssf/2008/12/jts_fires_up_newark_barbecue_s.html

            http://www.flickr.com/photos/sirduke81/606784800/

            http://blog.nj.com/munchmobile/

            1. georgeb RE: ellen4441 Jul 7, 2009 11:14 AM

              Hey, Ellen,

              As a former Austinite myself, I had a terrible craving for the best beef in the world (Louie Muellers in Taylor) when I left there.

              The only place that meets (no pun intended) my needs is Hill Country, in NYC. Sure, it's expensive, sure it's not perfect, but it's cheaper than either having a complete dinner airfreighted to my home or airfreighting my butt to Texas.

              There is nothing else around that comes close to the real thing, and I've tried them all and been disappointed everytime.

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                dock RE: ellen4441 Jul 7, 2009 01:47 PM

                Don't ignore frequentdiner. the beef ribs at daisy maes are terrific.

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                  zoehaynes RE: ellen4441 Oct 12, 2009 10:39 PM

                  Hi y'all
                  As a fellow BBQ lover, Midwesterner, and former Texan, I can 100% recommend the que at Fette Sau in Brooklyn, especially the pork cheeks (damn near best thing I've eaten all year pig-wise) and the beef brisket that was melt-in-your-mouth with a very clear, bright pink smoke line.
                  http://www.fettesaubbq.com/
                  Beat a path out there for the best que I've had on the East Coast.
                  Enjoy!

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