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lemarais Oct 20, 2012 01:02 PM

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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    AdamD Oct 20, 2012 01:13 PM

    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
      debmom Oct 20, 2012 02:26 PM

      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

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        foodiemom10583 Oct 20, 2012 10:43 PM

        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.

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      lemarais Oct 21, 2012 09:04 AM

      So where does one go for good 'cue?

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        AdamD Oct 21, 2012 09:12 AM

        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.

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          kdgchow Oct 21, 2012 09:22 AM

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

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            pabboy Oct 21, 2012 09:29 AM

            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.

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            laylag Oct 23, 2012 04:36 AM

            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.

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            foodiemom10583 Oct 21, 2012 10:23 AM

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

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            discounteggroll Oct 21, 2012 11:19 AM

            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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              pabboy Oct 21, 2012 05:59 PM

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

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                Hartsdale Oct 29, 2012 12:13 PM

                I've been dying to try Dinosaur BBQ!

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              ryanallday Oct 21, 2012 09:18 PM

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

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                lemarais Oct 22, 2012 07:12 AM

                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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                  pabboy Oct 22, 2012 09:49 AM

                  Let us know when you find one, Chowhounder.

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                    lemarais Oct 22, 2012 10:36 AM

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

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                      51rich Oct 22, 2012 10:48 AM

                      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

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                        chowdom Oct 22, 2012 11:55 AM

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

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                        laylag Oct 23, 2012 04:41 AM

                        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.

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                    AdamD Oct 22, 2012 01:30 PM

                    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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                      ryanallday Oct 23, 2012 08:29 AM

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

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                        pabboy Oct 23, 2012 09:04 AM

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

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                          lemarais Oct 24, 2012 11:55 AM

                          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!

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                      paris1976 Oct 25, 2012 09:55 AM

                      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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                        ryanallday Oct 26, 2012 12:32 PM

                        Mae's is a must try

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                          laylag Oct 26, 2012 12:57 PM

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

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                            paris1976 Oct 26, 2012 02:11 PM

                            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

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                              laylag Oct 27, 2012 10:07 AM

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

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                            vinouspleasure Oct 26, 2012 08:29 PM

                            mae's is mediocre

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