City Rib

Restaurants, Barbecue Queens
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Joining New York's burgeoning barbecue landscape is this 200-seat Queens smokehouse. From a duo of smokers come pit standards including baby back ribs, pork shoulder and barbecued chicken. Grab a chair at a wooden communal table for down-home dishes such as fried catfish, deviled eggs and shrimp-and-sausage gumbo. At the 30-seat bar—a blend of concrete and galvanized metal—find 14 beers on tap (Shiner Bock, Brooklyn East India Pale Ale) and cocktails like a Jack Daniel's–spiked lemonade and Caribbean rum punch.


Venue name: City Rib
Address: 89-04 Parsons Blvd
Cross street: between 159th and 160th Sts
Opening hours: Mon–Wed 4pm-midnight; Thu, Fri 4pm-2am; Sat 11am–2am; Sun 11am–midnight
Transport: Subway: F to Parsons Blvd
Price: Average entrée: $20. AmEx, Disc, MC, V
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Michael Perez
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This new, non-chain spot has some decent BBQ. Better than some of the big-name places I've tried in the city. The baby backs were moist and juicy. They serve two BBQ sauces: a tangy, vinegar/mustard Queens sauce (too much for me) and a sweet Brooklyn sauce (liked this one). If you're a fan of grits, try the grits sticks, which are fried but smooth, buttery and cheesy on the inside. They really updated the concept of grits, and they're sprinkled with diced peppers The wraparound bar is impressive, the decor is great and their thing is they are putting the "bar" back in barbecue.