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Big W's Worth the Schlep


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Big W's Worth the Schlep

steelydad | Dec 8, 2008 12:50 PM

My son and I made the pilgrimage from Chappaqua to Wingdale (about 45 min---684 to rte 22 North) for barbecue from Big W's. It was a bleak winter afternoon. The wind blowing the small amount of snow that had accumulated earlier in the day in gusts everywhere.

The barbecue is the real deal. All of it made in a smoker outside store that is roughly 50 feet long by 10ft wide and 10 feet high. You coudl live in it if you had to, it is so big.

Barbecued ribs, whole chicken, pulled pork, brisket, were all available. All tender, juicy, and fragrant. They practically melt in your mouth. Sides available were homemade beans, macaroni, dirty mashed potatoes, stuffing, baked cabbage, and cole slaw. The beans are the standout. homemade backed beans, fragrant with molasses, loaded with pieces of pork tips, a meal in and of itself.

I think they have corn bread, but i did not really look. W's makes their own sauce for their barbecue. I prefer the hot and spicy one.

Go, you won't regret it. And Big W is a very nice guy, to boot. He runs the place with his wife.

This is my 4th trip, and i really focus on the barbecue and the beans.

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