Blue Smoke

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St. Louis native Danny Meyer’s barbecue joint tops the short list of Manhattan’s best ’cue contenders. Chef Kenny Callaghan knows his wet sauces and dry rubs: The menu includes traditional St. Louis spareribs, Texas salt-and-pepper beef ribs, Memphis baby backs and Kansas City spare ribs. The atmosphere is sports-heavy and includes a prominent bourbon bar and galvanized-metal buckets for your bones.
Venue name: Blue Smoke
Address: 116 E 27th St
New York
Cross street: between Park Ave South and Lexington Ave
Opening hours: Mon, Sun 11:30am–10pm; Tue–Thu 11:30am–11pm; Fri, Sat 11:30am–midnight
Transport: Subway: 6 to 28th St
Price: Average main course: $19. AmEx, DC, Disc, MC, V

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David I

Great BBQ in NYC.  Little pricier than other places like Hill Country BBQ or Dinosaur BBQ, but the location and food is slightly more upscale. All the BBQ dishes and seasonal vegetable sides are great.