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Q Port Chester

Any Chowhounders been here? Gets a lot of good buzz. Particularly interested in the ribs and the brisket.
Best 'cue in Westchester?

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  1. Its not bad, but its not great either. Decent pulled pork and sides. Unpredictable ribs and brisket.
    Its a decent place to get a BBQ fix.

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    1. re: AdamD

      I agree Adam-- I won't go out of my way to go there, but if I'm in Port Chester and in the mood it works

      1. re: debmom

        I totally agree, especially about the brisket. One day it's like butter, the next it's like leather. Even the baked beans were inconsistent. I know it probably represents the fact that their food is freshly-made, but there didn't seem to be much quality control in the kitchen.

    2. So where does one go for good 'cue?

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      1. re: lemarais

        Memphis, Texas, Kansas City, North Carolina......:)

        Big W in Wingdale, NY
        The meat is very, very good. Go early, they run out. The burnt ends are delicious.

        1. re: AdamD

          Seconded. The brisket is the best I've ever had. The ribs are pretty damn good, too. The stuff even reheats great.

          1. re: kdgchow

            Q is good for a quick fix. Don't expect much.

            Big W definitely worth the short trek. Yes definitely best brisket I've ever had. Everything else is very good as well.

          2. re: AdamD

            Third, fourth, fifth, whatever on Big W. Worth the drive. Love the beans but the other sides not uniformly great and inconsistent - but the meats - ribs, slow chicken and most especially the brisket - bbq delirium.

          3. re: lemarais

            Definitely Big W. There are some great photos by Chowdom on this thread: http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/725924.

          4. I may get shunned for this but a Dinosaur BBQ is opening in Stamford, supposedly this month but only time will tell

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            1. re: discounteggroll

              Dinosaur is definitely better than Q. Newark just opened a few months ago. Stamford is gonna be what their 7th location???

              1. re: pabboy

                I've been dying to try Dinosaur BBQ!

            2. I enjoyed Q very much, It is not comparable to Big W's thats not even a fair comparison.

              1. Big W may be great, but I don't think I'm going to trek there for a meal...

                Any decent 'cue in central Westchester?

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                1. re: lemarais

                  Let us know when you find one, Chowhounder.

                  1. re: pabboy

                    Well, in my original post, I asked if Q is Westchester's best. Are you saying that it is?

                    1. re: lemarais

                      Wins by default, no real challengers. Does anyone here remember pearson's
                      BBQ?, originally in Stratford and then moved about, put all the locals to shame

                      1. re: 51rich

                        I went to the Pearson's in Jackson Heights Queens located at the back of the legends bar.

                      2. re: lemarais

                        Yes, agree with 51rich - Q is best in Westchester but only by default. If you go, make sure you ask for the moist/fatty brisket. If you don't you'll get the lean and it's tough as shoe leather and tasteless too. Also, especially for ribs to take out - tell them you don't want a rack with overdone ribs. I have only once had this problem when I ate in and was simple enough to ask them to replace - which they graciously did - but on takeout have several times opened the rib bag to find dryish ribs especially the smaller ribs toward the end - inedible.

                  2. Q or memphis mae's in croton. They are pretty much interchangeable. Decent pulled pork, chicken and sides, unpredictable ribs and brisket. You can get your fix at either place.

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                    1. re: AdamD

                      Oh yeah Memphis Mae's is better 100% theyre daily specials are awesome

                      1. re: ryanallday

                        Funny thing is for a lot of people in Southern Westchester, Dinosaur BBQ on 125th is closer than either Q or Memphis Mae's.

                        1. re: pabboy

                          Yeah, but parking is much easier at Memphis Mae's,I'm sure. I'll be trying itout in the next couple of weeks. Thanks frte rec!

                    2. Is this the same place that had opened in Mt Kisco a few years ago? Myong Gourmet is now in it's place. They lasted I think about 1 year or so. It was good but not great. I was told the Portchester one was better....Interested in trying Memphis Maes....So sad I never heard of them!!

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                        1. re: paris1976

                          I think Memphis Mae's is in Croton, not MK

                          1. re: laylag

                            Yes I realised that Mae is in Croton. I meant Q was in MK a few years ago. I need to pay attention to how I write my posts! lol

                            1. re: paris1976

                              To err is human, we all do it - even CHers. : )