Close
Conde Nast Traveler Concierge.com

« Allergic Girl's Spa-Goer Tips | Main | Where Dead Planes Go »

June 06, 2008

BBQ in NYC?

BBQ Judgment Day
We're as serious as these guys.
AP Photo

by Mollie Chen

Over the course of the past week, I put in heroic showings at three epic barbecue feasts. Since I'm from Miami--not Texas or North Carolina--I am quite promiscuous in my tastes. I like tangy vinegary sauce, sweet molasses-laced sauce, and spicy tomato-based sauce. Ribs can be dry-rubbed or marinated, as long as they're tasty; pork can be chopped or pulled, but it's got to have a generous amount of fat. I know there are many people who will disagree with me, but from what I can tell, there's plenty of good barbecue in New York.

My pig-tastic week began with a long, lively dinner at Harlem's rollicking Dinosaur Bar-B-Que, where I could have been happy eating their spicy chicken wings all night. The following night, I had dinner at a very different type of BBQ joint, Wildwood, in the i-banker flush area of Union Square East. Though the setting is a bit tame, the baby back ribs and pulled pork were the real thing--and the carrot cake is the best I've ever tasted.

The best meal of the week, however, was a no-holds-barred lunch at Daisy May's BBQ. One of our
editors was leaving the magazine after 17 years, and we feted her with about 15 tons of pulled pork and enough side dishes to feed a small army. Even our most waiflike editor put in an impressive effort, demolishing the tender sauce-drenched brisket, glisteningly greasy ribs, and smoky pulled pork. The mac and cheese was Velveeta orange, as it should be, the Texas Toast dripped with butter, and the mashed potatoes came with a vat of gravy on the side. To wash it all down, there were mason jars of syrupy sweet tea. Unfortunately I missed the Brooklyn Brewery Pig Fest last weekend, but I already have the Hudson River Park's Blues BBQ marked on my calendar--and I am trying to find a friend willing to invest in a caja China for a summer pig roast.

Comments

click to post a comment >

About this blog
The editors at Conde Nast Traveler answer questions and share travel secrets, tips, and dispatches

Twitter: CNTraveler
RSS: RSS Feed
Email: Daily updates

WEEKLY TOPICS
RECENT COMMENTS


UPDATES ON TWITTER

TRAVEL BLOGS
Featured in Alltop

Prices and other information were accurate at press time, but are subject to change. Please confirm details with individual establishments before planning your trip.

EXPRESS SIGN-UP Sign up for one of our exciting panels and receive the latest news, travel offers, and event invitations from Condé Nast Traveler and our valued advertising partners.

http://www.cntpromo.com/ex.asp
Traveler Magazine

My Concierge.com

Advertisement

Advertisement

I understand and agree that registration on or use of this site constitutes agreement to its User Agreement, Privacy Policy, and Mobile Terms and Conditions.

 
iPhone App:

Create personalized postcards out of your favorite travel photos!

Learn More ›
Subscribe to our free RSS feeds:

Get the latest destinations picks, hot hotel lists, travel deals and blog posts automatically added to your newsreader or your personalized homepage.

Learn More ›

Special Advertisement

Contests, Sweepstakes & Promotions