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Jan 9, 2014 02:31 PM

Jersey barbecue freaks prepare yourselves - Mighty Quinn's to open in Clifton

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  1. Having been to the one in the east village prepare for some good eats. It is better than any that I've tried In the tri - state so far. I just hope adding more locations doesn't detract from the consistency.

    1. This is fantastic for the people for northern N.J.. Mighty Quinns does have some of the best BBQ in N.Y. but unfortunately for the rest of us, it's no closer than the East Village location.

      1. Am I the only one not blown away by their BBQ?

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        1. re: joonjoon

          Joonjoon, how many times have you been and what did you order? There are a few things I wasn't blown away by either, but this is the northeast after all. ;)

          Where is your go to bbq place in the area? MQs does blend regions which could turn off some purists and everyone has their own favorite styles whether it be one of the carolinas, texas, kc, st. Loius, etc. Geez. We do not even want to get into the whole who has the best bbq debate. Trust me, it is painful with no resolution. Maybe because it is so subjective. What are others favorite styles, places, and why?

          1. re: LifeGeek

            My favorite "style" is BBQ cooked by amateur cooks in their backyards. It is better than 90% of the commercial stuff out there because:

            A) Love.
            B) Attention.
            and most notably
            C) People wait for good BBQ; Good BBQ does NOT wait for people.

              1. re: equal_Mark

                Although it might be better sometimes home made...
                most people don't have the time to wait for it to cook in their yards slow & low for hours on end. here in the North it's usually a grill
                I'm so glad "Taste Of Smoke :" is close by in Jackson..


                Btw Memphis style is my favorite....
                just sayin'.. ;-)

                1. re: LifeGeek

                  Hey LifeGeek,

                  I'm not a BBQ expert or aficionado...I've dabbled with some smoking at home and always enjoyed the results. Aside from that and a few BBQ joints I've been to here and there that's about all I've experienced. I'm aware of some broad guidelines on BBQ styles but not

                  I've only eaten at MQ's once, and had both their brisket and PP. Neither were significantly better than any other Q I've had around the tri-state area. Tasty, but didn't blow me away.

                  As for my "go to" bbq joint - I don't have one. :)

              2. I am really looking forward to trying their BBQ.

                A few weeks ago we were in the Neptune area and stopped in at Local Smoke and it was the real deal. They definitely know what they are doing as their Q was delicious along with the pulled chicken and loved the hush puppies! I would highly recommend you try it if you are down in that area.

                1. Another pass for a BBQ joint. BBQ is booming across the Hudson (in reality, it's over the east river in bk) but here in nj nothing passes the test.

                  Local smoke, brother Jimmy's, jersey shore, et al just don't hack it IMO.

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                  1. re: Lcdsoundsystem

                    Well, I guess we agree to disagree. I've had BBQ in Texas and the Carolina's and in IMO I think that Local Smoke is excellent!