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Best Ribs in The Hudson Valley?

hey chowhounders, I have been asked to write a two page article for a Hudson Valley publication on the best places to get ribs in our Hudson Valley.

I am looking for the best Rib spots primarily in Dutchess, Orange and Ulster county's, also Putnam and upper westchester and rockland county's.

I have about a month and a week to visit the locations so let me know!

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  1. Love, love, love Hickory BBQ on route 28 just outside Kingston. Best ribs in the area. Also like Big W BBQ in southern Dutchess county as well.

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    1. re: Dale J.

      Big W is on the list for sure, I'll check out Hickory thanks Dale :)

      1. re: ryanallday

        An enthusiastic +1 for Big W's, though as good as the ribs are, the brisket is even better.

    2. See this thread for some ideas - and did someone in another thread recently say that Brotha's has just reopened?

      http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/717580

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      1. It's been awhile but I had ribs up in Mahopac at Holy Smoke (I think that's the name) and as I remember they were pretty good.

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        1. re: GIOny

          i live in mahopac so that would be very convenient, ive been to holy smoke and find it mediocre but I never had the ribs so maybe ill give it a shot!

          1. re: ryanallday

            Honestly, it's been a couple years since I've been there so I have no idea what they're like now. I agree with Dale J. that Big W's was good but again it's been awhile since I've been there. I usually get my rib fix when we drive down South. There is always Memphis Mae's in Croton and while they are good for the area I don't think they are a destination place.

            1. re: GIOny

              hit Big W's tonight, it was very good, just as I remembered it

              1. re: ryanallday

                Glad to know it's still good, will have to take a ride back up there. I just thought of another place in Cold Spring and sorry can't think of the name but it's right on Rt. 9 and it has the word Texas in it. I never had their ribs but I had a decent pulled pork sandwich there. I'm sure other hounds would know the name of it. If I find it I'll post it.

                  1. re: Solstice444

                    Here's my review on Texas RoundUp BBQ from earlier this year.....Excellent

                    http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/863981

                  2. re: GIOny

                    been there before too and I agree it is excellent!

          2. Bailey's in Blauvelt (Rockland County). Off most of the radar, but a very good local secret for very very good Q.