The 2016 Big Apple Barbecue Block Party in Madison Square Park is coming up soon. Here's everything you need to know.Read More
The New York Daily News took a stab at rounding up some of the best BBQ joints in New York City in today's issue. The authors interviewed several NYC pitmasters and chefs to help show off all the barbecue styles you can find in the city, from Texas to Kansas City to Carolina.
Unfortunately, three key restaurants that have helped defined NYC's barbecue culture are missing from the piece.Read More
It's highly appropriate that Hill Country Barbecue Market (30 West 26th St, New York, NY 10010) is the first stop in my journey to review's NYC's best BBQ joints because it's the first one I ever visited when I moved here more than seven years ago. I was invited to eat at an "authentic barbecue restaurant" by a friendly woman I had met on a plane ride between New York and Kansas City. As I loved BBQ and hardly knew anyone in the city, I obliged.
Even back in my early NYC days, Hill Country had the scent of commercial-ness -- the sort of place designed by someone trying to emulate a Texas barbecue restaurant he or she saw in pictures but had never actually visited. The owners wanted to make this feel like Texas, but we're clearly in Manhattan.Read More