Posts Tagged ‘BBQ’

NY Food Tour: Kreuz Market Jalapeno Cheese Sausage at Hill Country

August 20, 2008

NYC Food Guy Note: I’m on vacation in California so I’m sending you on a NY Food Tour to keep your stomach happy while I’m gone. Enjoy the deliciousness.

  • What: The star at Hill Country’s carnivore castle is the Jalapeno Cheese pork sausage shipped from Kreuz Market in Lockhart, Texas. The best sausage NYC Food Guy has ever had, it’s smoky, garlicky and filled with spicy chopped jalapeno and bits of cheddar which ooze out when hot.
  • Cost: $6.50 for 1 ($6 for regular sausage), Pricey but worth it
  • Where: 20 West 26th Street b/t Broadway and 6th Avenue NY, NY 10010 212-255-4544
  • Website: http://www.hillcountryny.com/home.php
  • Inside info: Bring some sausage home to use in your eggs or just snack on with crackers. Prime Rib and the special short ribs are not to be missed. Hill Country serves a special late night menu (PDF link) until 1AM Thursday, Friday and Saturday.
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Daisy May’s Big Pig Gig: Smoked Whole Pig for 12 People

July 24, 2008

Wow. Just wow. It’s hard to feel any other emotion when a 35-45 pound pig smoked for 7-8 hours is placed directly in front of you with one purpose: Feeding twelve hungry carnivores. For $480 plus tax, Daisy May’s BBQ USA, on 11th Avenue and 46th Street, will provide you and eleven others with a smoked whole pig, cole slaw, buttered and grilled Texas Toast, 2 Fixins’, watermelon, and an experience you’ll never forget. Vegetarians beware.

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RUB BBQ Rocks: $40 Feast for Two

July 16, 2008

The aptly named Righteous Urban Barbeque lives up to expectations; Affordable and meaty ribs, brisket-topped chili cheese fries and deep fried Oreos. It hasn’t disappointed in 5 visits and I’m pumped to go back. Read on to find out how you and a friend can feast for $20 each.

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Big Apple BBQ Block Party: Why Life is Better Below The Mason-Dixon Line

June 11, 2008

“This is why there is pork.” My words after eating a morsel of pork freshly pulled from the bone of a pork butt (oddly the top of the shoulder) which had been smoking for 16 hours at 225 degrees Fahrenheit. It melted in my mouth, it made my knees weak and it lives in Decatur, Alabama, 935 miles from NYC, in the smokers of renowned pit master Chris Lilly of Big Bob Gibson’s Bar-B-Q.

Above you’ll see how the best pulled pork I’ve ever had was created, from smoker to cutting board to plate. Read on for a more in depth look at the process, The Salt Lick BBQ’s beef brisket (also the best I’ve ever had), plus serious sausage and whole smoked 120 pound hogs.

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Big Apple Barbecue Block Party Rocks: Review to Come

June 9, 2008

I learned three things this weekend: Big Bob Gibson & Chris Lilly’s Pulled Pork is melt in your mouth amazing, Salt Lick Bar-B-Que’s Brisket is the best I’ve ever had and everything I thought I knew about Barbecue is nothing compared to what I have to learn. Enjoy the collage, review to come.

Lower East Side Feast: $28 All You Can Eat Ribs at Georgia’s Eastside BBQ & $4 Banana Pudding at sugar Sweet sunshine

April 28, 2008

Sunday is NYC Food Guy’s gluttony day. And what better way to invoke the 2nd of the seven deadly sins than with $28 all you can eat ribs at my favorite BBQ spot, Georgia’s Eastside BBQ. Why is it my favorite? Well aside from the meaty, fall-off-the-bone ribs, the service is great and it’s affordable.  Since my first post they’re no longer offering unlimited sides with the all you can eat, something they tinkered with early on, but that shouldn’t matter because you’re here for a carnivorous feast and Baby Back Ribs are the star of the show.  

The ribs– baked over beer between two cookie sheets before being tossed on the grill and sauced up- arrived hot, fall-off-the-bone, and very meaty.  The skin was drier than usual so we asked for extra sauce, a mandatory move, regardless of skin quality. The fries were spot on, crispy and cooked fresh.  Pass on the potato skins ($4), listed as a special, they arrived undercooked and underloaded.  The cabbagey cole slaw is sweet and light, a nice “palate cleanser” as King of Ketchup called it.  After the King and I polished off two racks of ribs each and paid our $64 bill, it was off to sugar Sweet sunshine for some of the city’s best Banana Pudding

The key to great Banana Pudding is simple: 1) Balanced ratio of ripe banana to Nilla wafer and 2) rich, creamy pudding.  sugar Sweet sunshine’s ratio favors the Nilla wafer, but it makes no difference, the pudding is so sweet and decadent, you’re forced to sit down in one of their comfy armchairs and enjoy the knee-buckling deliciousness. A $4 small cup is more than enough for two people. Their cupcakes are great as well, better than Magnolia’s. Go with the Ooey Goey (chocolate cake with dark chocolate almond buttercream frosting), it’s the co-owner Deb’s favorite. 

Georgia’s Eastside BBQ 192 Orchard St. b/t Houston & Stanton New York, NY 10002 (212) 253-6280
sugar Sweet sunshine 126 Rivington St. near Norfolk St. New York, NY 10002 (212) 995-1960

Dinosaur BBQ: Chicken Wing Redux

April 7, 2008

NYC Food Guy wants to take a moment to reiterate the deliciousness of Dinosaur BBQ’s Chicken Wings. King of Ketchup noted their supremacy a few months back but I had them this past weekend and they were excellent. Massive, juicy, and doused in tangy, spicy sauce, they alone warrant a trip to Harlem. I recommend the Wango Tango which provides a spice that will make you sweat without overpowering the perfectly charred skin. I implore you to ask for them well done because when cooked right, you’ll understand why man invented fire.

Houston’s: Consistently Delicious Chain Never Disappoints

April 1, 2008

I love Houston’s. There I said it. Go ahead, laugh. NYC Food Guy’s favorite restaurant is a chain and I have no problem with that. Why? Because Houston’s has never disappointed. Not once!

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Get to Houston’s now and bring a friend because that’s the fastest way for you to experience the glory of the Baby Back Ribs/Cheeseburger Split…

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