A couple years ago, BBQ kind of sucked in NYC (not all of it, but definitely pretty much all of it). Then, like Eli Manning that time he won a Super Bowl, it stopped being totally terrible. BBQ joint after BBQ joint emerged, leaving NYC with an actually respectable 'cue game.
For the sake of this list of NYC's 11 best spots, we're gonna leave off both out-of-the-box BBQ-ers Fatty 'Cue and recent Brisket King of NYC Ducks Eatery, and go full-on traditional. We hope you brought napkins.