Izzy’s is a casual kosher barbecue spot about a ten-minute walk from the Utica Ave subway station. Whether you keep kosher or not, you’ll appreciate the peppery beef ribs, fried chicken sandwich, and an admirably snappy hot dog. But our favorite thing here is the lean but tender brisket. It’s smoked for 15 hours, to the point where you’ll be able to see the char along the edge of each cut.
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The Awkward Scone moved to Bed-Stuy and got a new name. Ursula makes the best breakfast burritos in Brooklyn. Get a side of chile.
Rangoon is an excellent Burmese restaurant in Crown Heights. Come for your next date night, small group dinner, or solo outdoor meal.
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Zeppelin Hall is a huge beer garden in Jersey City that’s perfect for day drinking with a big group.
For barbecue on the Lower East Side, go to Randall’s. It’s counter-service, there’s a full bar, and they make some good sandwiches on bialys.
The Gowanus location of Dinosaur BBQ is a huge space that’s an ideal place to come with big groups.
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The best BBQ in New York City resides in Red Hook, in a Texas-style dining hall of sacred smoked meats known as Hometown Bar-B-Que.
Mighty Quinn’s Barbecue
One of the best BBQ options in New York City, Might Quinn’s started at Smorgasburg and is becoming a smoked meat empire.
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