An acclaimed New York pitmaster just opened a stealth new barbecue restaurant in Jackson Heights, Queens. Robert Sietsema discovers that Josh Bowen, the proprietor of John Brown Smokehouse in Long Island City, just took over the space that formerly housed Pearson's Texas BBQ and Ranger Texas Barbecue. His new restaurant is called Alchemy, Texas. Bowen tells Sietsema: "With that particular smoker back there...everything is going to end up tasting like Texas barbecue."
The opening menu includes brisket ($22 per pound), prime rib, sausages, goat ribs, chicken, and sides. Bowen says that he thinks this is "a place for doing experiments." After a first visit, Sietsema gives a big thumbs up to the prime rib and the brisket. The critic notes: "When barbecue experts like Daniel Vaughn come to the city this summer for the Big Apple Barbecue Block Party, I'm going to be called upon to prove how good Gotham barbecue has become, and this will be an addition to the breakneck BBQ tour."
Alechemy, Texas is now open for business. Check out more info on the restaurant's Facebook page.
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