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Best New York Barbecue Restaurants

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by Jessica Mousseau (subscribe)
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Published May 27th 2011
If you have always thought that the words "New York" and "barbecue" just didn't sound as if they go together, you're in for a pleasant surprise. Barbecue is becoming very popular in New York City, and the plethora of barbecue restaurants proves this.

If you're not sure which type of barbecue you prefer (there are different types depending on the region from which the recipes originate) choose a restaurant that serves some from different places. Or, just plan to visit a different barbecue restaurant each time you eat out. You'll find your favorite type of barbecue.

Blue Smoke, 116 East 27th St.

This is the place to go if you're not sure which type of barbecue you will like, because the restaurant uses barbecue cooking techniques from Memphis, St. Louis, North Carolina, Kansas City, and Texas. Each region cooks barbecue differently, so you're in for a treat.

If you still can't decide which type of barbecue you like the best, you'll simply have to visit the restaurant and eat a different type each time you go. But, that's OK. That's what makes barbecue eating so much fun.

Bone Lick Park, 75 Greenwich Ave.

The name may sound weird, but the barbecue is great. You'll enjoy everything about your visit from the moment you step inside the room with its open seating arrangement, pressed tin ceiling, and white subway tiles until you leave the restaurant comfortably full of some of the best barbecue in New York.

If you enjoy eating outside, take your meal on the sidewalk patio. You can enjoy the sights and sounds of the Chelsea and West Village areas while you enjoy your Vidalia onion rings and either smoked ribs or pulled Carolina pork.

Daisy May's BBQ, 623 11th Avenue.

If you haven't visited Daisy May's BBQ in a while mainly because you could never find a place to sit, it's time to come back. A cafeteria-style dining room has been opened so there's plenty of room to sit and enjoy the really great-tasting barbecue at this restaurant.

Don't worry about missing the restaurant being open, either, because it's now open seven days a week. Enjoy barbecue from 11:00 AM until 9:00 PM on Monday, from 11:00 AM until 10:00 PM Tuesday through Friday, and on Saturday and Sunday from 12:00 PM until 9:00 PM. Can't make it to the restaurant itself? Look for one of our barbecue carts, or give us a call. We deliver.

Dinosaur Bar-b-que, 700 West 125th St.

You may not recognize the address at first, unless you're already familiar with Harlem, because that's where the restaurant is located. This is actually a chain restaurant, with locations in other states, but the food is anything but "chain restaurant" quality. The food is cooked in traditional Southern style, but you'll also detect a few other regional accents. All of them combine to give you some of the best barbecue that you can find in New York. Take the short trip to Harlem, and find out for yourself.
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Why? Because Barbecue Food in New York is delicious
When: Whenever you want
Where: All over NYC
Cost: Depends on restaurant
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