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Best barbecue in Broward?

We'll be in Broward for a week starting Thursday. We've been to Tom Jenkins which I would call "very good"- but not great. Is there anything better out there?
Ribs , brisket and pulled pork is our focus with a "great" dry rub a nice bonus.
Travel anywhere in the county is no problem and price isn't an issue since this is a once every 5 years or so treat.

Dec 07, 2013
melbedewy in Miami - Fort Lauderdale

Best Barbecue in Broward

We'll be in Broward for a week starting Thursday. We've been to Tom Jenkins which I would call "very good"- but not great. Is there anything better out there?
Ribs , brisket and pulled pork is our focus with a "great" dry rub a nice bonus.
Travel anywhere in the county is no problem and price isn't an issue since this is a once every 5 years or so treat.

Dec 07, 2013
melbedewy in Miami - Fort Lauderdale

Recomendations at Virgil's BBQ

I just was recommended a place called Les Halles on Park Ave. for its steak frites. I looked at the menu and it seems fine.
We will be very casually dressed about noon on a Monday. Does anyone know if this is a problem and also are the desserts available at that time-cause my kids expect dessert at a NYC lunch.
Is this a better choice?
For me, I see something intriguing called Planche De Grillades which is lamb chop, hanger steak, merguez, , bacon, steak, provencal dressing?
Reservations needed?

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Les Halles
411 Park Avenue South, New York, NY 10016

Jan 16, 2011
melbedewy in Manhattan

Recomendations at Virgil's BBQ

Well I'm stuck going there as we have a short layover at Port Authority and the kids want barbecue and Toys R Us.
We've been to Dallas BBQ and I think you can understand why we want something different...so Virgil's it is. I have seen the lamb recommended in other online reviews.

Jan 16, 2011
melbedewy in Manhattan

Recomendations at Virgil's BBQ

In addition to any general suggestions I would like any opinions, pro and con on the following- ribs, chicken, pork, lamb, brisket, ham, Texas link, trash ribs.
Thanks.

Jan 15, 2011
melbedewy in Manhattan

Yukon Jack

I got this as a Christmas Gift. I was told to drink it chilled on the rocks in a chilled glass.
How is this advice?

Jan 06, 2011
melbedewy in Spirits

good low end liquor

Old Crow bourbon. $15 for a half gallon and decent enough in Manhattans. Indistinguishable from the good stuff in soda.

Dec 29, 2010
melbedewy in Spirits

Ack - What to do with cheap whiskey?

Mix it with coke, 7 up or ginger ale in a nice tall highball glass on the rocks. Most people will think its Makers if you keep the mix 4-1 or so.

Dec 29, 2010
melbedewy in Spirits

Virgil BBQ Dirty Ribs

I was there for the lamb but I noticed they have "Ribs" as an entree and also "Dirty Ribs" with no further explanation. Forgot to ask the server so I will ask here what the difference is. Google provides no answer to my question.

Dec 29, 2010
melbedewy in Manhattan

[Rhode Island] Any beef weiners at those 'system weiner' places?

You will either eat pork or you will eat something different than a NY System weiner.

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NY System Restaurant
18 Plainfield St, Providence, RI 02909

Nov 08, 2010
melbedewy in Southern New England

Coal oven pizza near Penn Station

"But they are not old-school New York coal oven joints, which seems to be what you are looking for."

Yes, that's right. I am from Providence and we have NO shortage of good pizza. I am looking for coal-fired only.

Feb 05, 2010
melbedewy in Manhattan

Coal oven pizza near Penn Station

I have a 3 hour layover at Penn station and would like to get some good, sooty coal fired burnt crust pizza.
I have recomendations of Patsy's in East Harlem and John's on Bleecker.
Any comments on these or others are welcome.
Manhattan only please.

Feb 04, 2010
melbedewy in Manhattan

Keens English Cut Prime Rib

Is this just as good as the King Cut but smaller or do they screw you like Luger's where the "Steak For One" is decidedly inferior?

Aug 24, 2009
melbedewy in Manhattan

Need Cantonese Chinatown Lunch spot for Friday

Are you looking for spots in Chinatown?

Yes, we combine the stroll through Chinatown with Public Garden, Common, Downtown Crossing, etc.

Oct 24, 2007
melbedewy in Greater Boston Area

Need Cantonese Chinatown Lunch spot for Friday

My parents are coming for annual visit. They loved Yan's Best Place at 52 Beach Street, which is now closed.
Can someone give me a couple of cheap, non dim-sum lunch places in Chinatown that have generous portions?
They eat basic Americanized Cantonese only (no flames please!). You know-pork fried rice, chicken wings, teriyaki, pork strips, etc. None of us are Chinese seafood fans so it is meat/rice we are interested in.
Thanks

Oct 23, 2007
melbedewy in Greater Boston Area