Summer is almost upon us, and real hardwood barbecue beckons — and we’re not talking about backyard barbecue cooked over propane, either. New York City has come a long way from the days when sauce-slathered babyback ribs baked in the oven were considered barbecue. The city’s pitmasters have turned to other parts of the country for inspiration — to Texas, the Carolinas, Memphis, Kansas City, and other capitals of smoked meat.
Pitmasters began upping their game in the late ’90s and have only gotten better with time. This revised map has new places in unexpected neighborhoods, including Jersey City, Mott Haven, Hoboken, and most recently the revival of a historic spot in Bed-Stuy. You’ll find plenty to chew on.
Health experts consider dining out to be a high-risk activity for the unvaccinated; it may pose a risk for the vaccinated, especially in areas with substantial COVID transmission.Read More