May 16 was National Barbecue Day
How to celebrate? Let me count the ways. This gallery looks at a dozen top barbecue joints in Upstate New York. Some are big, some are roadside, some are mom-and-pop, one is a food truck, some are take-out only, etc. But the one thing in common they all have is they make some mighty fine barbecue.
As you will see, each barbecue restaurant is directly linked to their website for easy directions, hours, and phone number to order. And also, we offer up a menu suggestion from each one. I was surprised, and pleased, to find St. Louis-style ribs so prevalent among Upstate New York eateries. Barbecue chicken? Of course, and we even included which must be the most famous family barbecue restaurant in all of Upstate New York. A family place now in the hands of the fourth generation of the founding family. It is in a small, rural college city in Upstate, and they were gobsmacked when they recently received the James Beard Foundation Award for American Classic restaurants. Amazing. (Psst…I’ll bet you have been there).
Smoky Rock BBQ | Rhinebeck
Menu Suggestion: Smoked Brisket Sandwich
“We cover our Prime Black Angus Beef in our artisan blend of spices for beef, slow smoke until bark has formed, and hand-carved to serve. Tender and bold enough to stand alone at the dinner table, but perfect for a craft sandwich.”
From their website: “Like many great ideas, our master recipes began with a simple question – how can we make the best barbecue? We started with a clean slate – no templates and no imitations. We started with our homemade smoke to balance the smoky, savory, and sweet flavors and tried countless combinations until we found the best recipes using hickory, cherry, apple, and maple wood. With the right meat, the right wood, and the right spices, we created our proudest achievement – The first Original New York Style Barbecue.”
Smoky Rock BBQ | 6367 Mill Street | Rhinebeck, NY | (845) 876-5232
Originally Published on CNY News Talk 730 and 1270: 12 of the “Lip-Smackingest” Barbecue Places in Upstate New York | https://cnynews.com/new-york-state-barbecue/?utm_source=tsmclip&utm_medium=referral