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Best BBQ

swannee Nov 14, 2013 12:05 PM

What is the consensus on the best current BBQ places?

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    Mike R. Nov 16, 2013 06:23 AM

    Finally got to bite into some John Brown's Smokehouse burnt ends the other night, as they are often sold out. Wowwee! The most intense mix of burnish, peppery and balanced meaty-fatty flavor for the buck.

    Very convenient in LIC near the E, M, G & 7 Court Square or 23rd-Ely stations...and a well-curated beer selection by Josh. He has a couple of IPAs in-house that worked as well on the wash-down as AJAX for dishes (in a good way!).

    1. johnk Nov 16, 2013 05:41 AM

      We mostly rotate between Dinosaur for ribs (Harlem -haven't tried the new Bklyn outpost yet) and Mabel's Smokehouse for their combo platter.
      Also love Hill Country in NYC for brisket and smoked chicken.
      Regards, JK

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      1. re: johnk
        foodwhisperer Nov 16, 2013 07:25 AM

        Agree on Hill Country for the brisket, but I find the ribs difficult to eat. I have never been to Mabel's, want to try that and also John Browns based on Mike R's report

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          Pookipichu Nov 16, 2013 09:14 AM

          I'd be curious to hear opinions on Mabel, I didn't have a good experience there, but I went around the time they opened.

          1. re: Pookipichu
            johnk Nov 16, 2013 10:57 AM

            Been to Mable's three-four times. Always get the combo platter. Solid Ribs, Brisket and Pulled Pork. Good sides also. Good iced tea also..

      2. egit Nov 15, 2013 12:01 PM

        There is no consensus and there never will be! That's like arguing about The Best Pizza-- a fool's errand, at best.

        foodwhisperer's response is good. To add to it, put Morgan's and Fletcher's on the list.

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        1. re: egit
          foodwhisperer Nov 15, 2013 02:53 PM

          I will be trying Morgan's and Fletcher's. Thanks for the recommendations.

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          foodwhisperer Nov 14, 2013 07:39 PM

          I don't know the best. But Dinosaur BBQ is decent and a nice place. I hear Hometown BBQ is excellent ( hamilton Ave) but I haven't been there yet. Fette Sau in williamsburg is real good. In Manhattan I like Mighty Quinn , and Georgia.

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