April 1, 2005

Paul Kirk’s R.U.B.

Filed under: Food, Not Tech — Chris @ 2:56 am

I had the great privelege of attending a pre-opening party at R.U.B. (Righteous Urban Barbecue, on 23rd St. west of 7th Ave.), a blessing on New York from Paul Kirk, The Kansas City Baron of Barbecue. We sampled ribs, brisket, ham, pastrami, and smoked sausage and it was all outstanding. I wouldn’t put it above LC’s in Kansas City, but it was damn good—at least as good as Pearson’s—and it just may be Mr. Kirk needs to work out the kinks on his new smoking pits before he starts showing us how it’s really done. I will be going back ASAP to try the smoked duck and burnt ends.

Our pile of meat was followed by deep-fried Oreos, which might be my new favorite deep-fried dessert.


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