March 18th, 2010

David suggested this 46th Street barbeque takeout mecca. It's kinda unassuming on the outside—you expect a cabbie to pull up any minute and leave the engine running as he orders.

Ordering is fairly simple—if you can decide what you want! A "Plate Special" gets you some of the finest BBQ this side of the Delaware plus two fixin's. David and I opted for the Memphis Dry Rub Pork Ribs, while Dan went went for the Kansas City Sweet and Sticky Pork Ribs. These were accompanied by Baked Beans, Mac and Cheese, Sweet Potatoes and Bourbon Peaches. PHENOMENAL!!!

Nothing on tap, but there are a few respectable domestics in bottles. I had a Blue Point Toasted Lager, followed by a Magic Hat #9. David had a Sam Adams Noble Pils and Danny went for the Sierra Nevada Pale Ale.

There's a dining area with family-style tables and Great American Country on TV. Atmosphere? Well, let's just say it didn't matter at all: You're here for the food.

And it was heavenly! I've eaten at some pretty fine BBQ places in New York—Smoke, Rub, Pearsons, Jackson Hole and, of course, Dallas Jones BBQ—not to mention some pretty fine stuff in KC. They're all good. Not to take anything away from the others, but these dry ribs were among the best I can remember. Truly exceptional! And on 46th and 11th—Who knew?

Daisy May's BBQ

Heaven on Earth!

Steve and Dan's post-prandial appreciation of the ribs: