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RUB - best BBQ in the city

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RUB - best BBQ in the city

Jman | May 27, 2005 12:37 PM

First meal yesterday for lunch, and I know that you should really visit a place a few times before making this claim, but I went with a few people and sampled everything from brisket tips (incredibly juicy and flavorful), to the St. Louis ribs (very strong), to the baked beans (excellent), and onion strings (a nice diversion)- even the sweet tea was reminiscent of the south, and the sauce was thick and sweet.

The atmosphere is exactly what you're looking for in any sort of blue collar, neighborhood joint, or ethnic inexpensive, fun and laid back, and the server was great.

I've enjoyed the resurgense - Daisy May's, Dinosaur, and higer ends like Blue Smoke, Virgils but they all have flaws of some sort, whether the sides or the mains, atmosphere, etc. - but RUB is the best in NY - based on the most important criteria, the food (main apps and enterees), I don't see how you can argue otherwise.

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