Saturday, November 29, 2008
JB's Barbeque in Brewster: The Best Barbeque I Have Eaten in NY State
Do not be fooled by the ugly picture of JBs Bar-B-Q above. JBs is located at 3867 Danbury Road in Brewster, NY 10509 (845-278-3600), about 5o miles from New York City. Its worth the journey. I am not saying this lightly: this place has great barbecue. Although the usual yenta's at Chowhound seemed to like some other places in the area, and I will be sure to try them when I get back to Brewster (which thanks to the great world of youth hockey, I will), JBs has almost everything one could want in a barbecue place: great ribs, pulled pork and brisket. The brisket, a combination of first and second cut, was the most tender I have had outside of Texas. Well smoked, it, like all of meats that I had, is served smothered with barbecue sauce. The pork is sweet, but not cloyingly so. And the ribs were literally gadempt, not usually a word associated with pork. Sides were OK, with excellent fries and good collard greens. I would avoid the Mac and Cheese. They also sell fried chicken, which we did not partake of this time.
A big surprise was dessert. We had apple cobbler, which was good. But the banana pudding (a special?) was divine: the single best banana pudding I have ever had. I don't even like the stuff and I wanted more.
The only thing I would do diffrently next time is to not get the meat smothered with sauce: its good, but the somewhat different sauce they put on the table, which is much less tomatoey, is better. Oh, and its inexpensive, too.
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