Has New York become a rib town? We set out to answer this by trying seven pork ribs in Manhattan. Who runs the best rack-et in this city? And how do these ribs stack up to other ribs on the barbecue trail outside of New York City?
Hill Country Barbecue Market
The Buffalo chicken wing is a thing of American beauty, and if you're looking for it in this city, we have you covered. But we get it: there's more than one way to sauce a bird. If it's fish sauce, toasted chilies, cumin, barbecue smoke, or fried garlic you crave in your next batch of wings, consider this handful of wing wonders.
Although the extended neighborhood around Penn Station is hard to define (walk a few blocks, and you're in... Chelsea? is it the Garment District? is it Midtown West?), it's a place you're likely to end up at some point. It's also not the best food neighborhood in the city. But between the chain restaurants and scuzzy-looking bars, there are good eats to be found. Here are some of our favorite places to grab a bite after your trek in from Long Island, or where you can get your last taste of New York before heading up to Boston for the weekend.
What if we could take the best barbecue from around New York and combine it at one magic meat palace of a restaurant?What would such at place look like? Who'd be there? After plenty of research, beer-soaked debate, and antacids, we think we have our answer.
Two years ago we shared our picks for where to eat near Penn Station, one of New York's transit hubs in a...let's say challenging food neighborhood. But there's plenty of good food if you know where to look, and much more if you're willing to walk a little bit. To help, here's our updated field guide with everything from quick bites to a full-service meal.