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Dec 11, 2011 08:19 PM

barbecued spareribs in NYC

Can anyone recommend a restaurant in NYX where I can purchase these spareribs for takeout?? thanks!

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  1. Not to be pessimistic but I still have yet to find any good BBQ ribs in NYC. Good luck.

    1. You'll likely get a debate as much as answers. I remember a similar post awhile back by a chap from England. Poor guy, many people were telling him not to eat BBQ in NYC, to eat at a deli or Gramercy Tavern etc etc instead.
      It ain't Memphis, or Texas, or Kansas City, or the Carolinas: NYC BBQ is what it is.

      You can get take-out at Daisy Mae's (I like this place)

      Lotsa people pooh pooh Virgils, but its usually easily accessed by visitors near Times Square. More of a sit-down place with their roadhouse decor, but they'll do take-out

      Theres Dinosaur BBQ in Harlem (not necessarily my fav

      I haven't tried, but heard good things about Rub

      Also on the not-tried list, but saw quite a bit of debate (best BBQ, worst BBQ, overpriced, etc) on Blue Smoke

      That should be a start, no?

      RUB BBQ
      208 W 23rd St, New York, NY 10011

      Daisy May's BBQ
      623 11th Ave, New York, NY 10036

      Virgil's Real Barbecue
      152 W 44th Street, New York, NY 10036

      Blue Smoke
      116 East 27th Street, New York, NY 10016

      Dinosaur Bar-B-Que
      777 W. 125th Street, New York, NY 10027

      5 Replies
        1. re: porker

          Was at Blue Smoke yesyerday, put me on the 'worst' list. Started with the homemade BBQ potato chips with blue cheese and bacon dip. Were drinking Fitz's sodas. Going great at this point. Then the real food came. The fatty brisket was luke warm ,very fatty, not like Fette Sau or Hill Country fatty, and had the texture as though it had been steamed for hours, like a washcloth, also the beef ribs swhich were very cold and appeared to have been cooked to death weeks ago. They were impossible to chew and what meat was on them was so overcooked, l was fortunate that they were impossible to chew. The sides were as follows. Mac/cheese was gluey, the baked beans were so undercooked they crunched and were in a watery sauce. The hush puppies were raw in the center and l finally found a cole slaw l could not eat. Place was busy and service was adequate. Bill for two was @ $ 100 and other than the blue cheese dip and potato chips, mostly went uneaten.

          Blue Smoke
          116 East 27th Street, New York, NY 10016

          1. re: Delucacheesemonger

            Agree completely. Though we have had good Mac n cheese there, and once we had good wings. Years ago their pulled pork also was good, but it's taken a large dive.

            We will have to try Georgia's.

            1. re: Delucacheesemonger

              Yeah its more and more reports like this which keeps Blue Smoke on my "not tried" list rather than the "tried". It also gets lower on the list...

            2. re: porker

              RUB..Righteous Urban BBQ is my latest favorite. It's OK. Having learned about BBQ while at School in Tennessee, I have to say that RUB and Dinosaur are the closest to real Southern BBQ,

              RUB BBQ
              208 W 23rd St, New York, NY 10011

            3. Just to clarify, do you mean the Chinese restaurant kind or the BBQ restaurant kind?

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              1. re: small h

                BBQrestaurant, not Chinese; preferably for take out or for delivery to LES. Thank you.

                1. re: Victoria724

                  Georgia's BBQ ribs on Ludlow St. LES are amazing, so is everything else they serve there.

                  Georgia's Eastside BBQ
                  192 Orchard St, New York, NY 10002

                  1. re: foodwhisperer

                    thanks so much; right here in the hood;

                    1. re: Victoria724

                      Georgia;s is really tiny, don't blink , you may pass it by.