Our kids attend camp near big w so we check in twice a year to sample the food. While I generally subscribe to theory that there is no good bbq north of NC, Big W is the exception to the rule. We found great ribs, pulled pork and Big W does well with one of the most difficult cuts, bbq brisket.
The first good sign when you arrive at Big Ws is a barn with two large smokers and a big wood pile. It's become harder to find bbq cooked over wood, even in the wiles of NC. We arrived late on drop off day, the restaurant was packed and they had just run out of ribs so we ordered half a pound of fatty brisket, half a pound of pulled pork, mac and cheese and oven baked cabbage,
I'm a certified kcbs bbq judge and I'm happy to report the brisket was better than 95% of competition brisket. Yes, I've had better brisket in hill country in texas, but this was the best brisket I've had in the east. The pulled pork was moist and delicious and we loved the side dishes. My wife declared this the finest bbq meal she's eaten in a restaurant and I've dragged her to bbq shrines all over the country.
We stopped by again on the kids pick-up day, this time for brisket and ribs. While the brisket wasn't quite as otherwordly as the first visit, the ribs were delicious. At a competition they would have been marked down a tad for a little too much fat but the presentation and taste were exceptional. My wife tried the corn pudding as a side and it was gone in the blink of an eye.
Too bad Big W is an hour and half away from our home but we're already looking forward to next year's visit!
Big W's Roadside Bar B Que
1475 Route 22, Wingdale, NY 12594