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Good barbecue in New Brunswick, NJ


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Good barbecue in New Brunswick, NJ

Cliff Westfall | Aug 28, 2003 02:04 AM

I feel compelled to share a couple of finds regarding good barbecued pork ribs in New Brunswick. First, in a gravel lot on Route 27, south of downtown (corner of High Street), a large red cart with a smoker inside churns out delicious, smoky and tender ribs at about $17/slab. CT of CT's "What A Taste" is a friendly guy originally from Alabama; though I'm no expert on NC barbecue, I also like his "NC-style chopped" with a nice vinegary bite. Not much in the way of sides, though he does offer collards and macaroni and cheese on weekends. Also, check out "This Is It Mr. G's", a takeout-only restaurant on Georges St. in New Brunswick -- the ribs here seem meatier, perhaps not as tender, fatty or smoky, but also quite good. (Ribs are $16/slab, as I recall.)They have a variety of sides, including collards that once seemed among the best this native Southerner has had, and another time tasted like someone had dropped the salt into the pot; the candied yams are so sweet and delicious I wish they would sell them separately. Anyway, I'll be interested to hear any follow-up opinions or other barbecue (or other) tips within striking distance of New Brunswick.


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