Mon, 11am-9pm; Tue-Fri, 11am-10pm; Sat, noon-10pm; Sun, noon-9pm
1 at 50th St.
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Battery Pl. to 110th St., FDR Dr. to West Side Hwy.
Judging by the riotous red-faced crowd stuffing their maws in the back room of this Hell's Kitchen rib joint, you'd never know New York was such a (purportedly) barbecue-challenged town. Adam Perry Lang, veteran of the estimable rib joints Daniel and Le Cirque, has a fleet of chili-packing pushcarts and is also responsible for the X-rated steaks at Robert's, but this is his home base, the place where he smokes his first-rate Memphis-style ribs. Sides are almost uniformly goopy, if you like that sort of thing, and the pulled pork dry. But the special-order whole hogs and pork butts are full-fledged Falstaffian affairs. Call ahead and prepare to don plastic surgical gloves and bibs.Recommended Dishes
Mashed sweet potatoes with brown sugar, $4.90; baked beans with burnt ends, $4.90