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6 Questions for Hugh Mangum, Chef-Owner of Mighty Quinn’s Barbeque

6 Questions for Hugh Mangum, Chef-Owner of Mighty Quinn’s Barbeque

To hear Hugh Mangum tell it, he never set out to become a Brooklyn brisket mogul, nor did he aspire to serve the biggest, baddest beef rib in Manhattan. No, the musician was happy in a career that most guys would kill for: earning a living as a drummer touring with Jacob Dylan and the Wallflowers. The owner of Mighty Quinn’s Barbeque in the East Village comes by his passion naturally. Although he grew up in Santa Monica, his Houston-born father always kept an assortment of Texas-style barbecue pits fired up...

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Planet Barbecue

Raichlen’s 10 Best BBQ and Grill Restaurants of 2013

Raichlen’s 10 Best BBQ and Grill Restaurants of 2013

Barbecue’s golden age? That would be when such barbecue legends as Charlie Vergos grilled ribs in Memphis, Arthur Bryant smoked burnt edges in Kansas City, and Big Bob Gibson slathered chicken with white barbecue sauce in Decatur, Alabama. But if you’re waiting for me to complain that barbecue just isn’t what it used to be, guess again. It’s better. A new generation of pit masters, like Tim Rattray in San Antonio or Hugh Mangum in Manhattan, has taken over. Only now, they’re cooking with heritage pork, grass-fed beef, and organic or natural chicken. They respect tradition to a point (consider Aaron Franklin’s textbook brisket). But they’re also broadening our notion...

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FOR OUR BARBECUE BRETHREN RECOVERING FROM HURRICANE SANDY

Please forgive our silence this week: Our site was sidelined by Hurricane Sandy. I like to say that in barbecue there's no such thing as strangers, only friends who haven't met. Please consider making a contribution to one of these organizations for hurricane relief. Thanks! AMERICAN RED CROSS: Text the word REDCROSS to 90999 to donate $10 to American Red Cross Disaster Relief. As in the case with other donations via mobile, the donation will...

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MORRELL WINE BAR

JAKE'S NEW DIGS Steven's stepson, Jake Klein, is now the Executive Chef at Morrell's Wine Bar and Cafe at Rockefeller Center in New York City. If you're a wine lover, you'll know Morrell's as the place that pours 100 wines by the glass, including Krug Champagne. Well, now there's another reason to visit: Jake has taken over the kitchen and revamped the menu. Union Square vegetable plate with green goddess dressing and American caviar. Rumaki...

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Big Apple Barbecue

Big Apple Barbecue As the sun rose over Madison Park in Manhattan, New Yorkers were treated to a different sort of sight and smell than usual: the spectacle of smoke rising from several barbecue pits and the sweet scent of pork roasting over smoldering oak and hickory. Welcome to the fifth anniversary of the Big Apple Barbecue--brainchild of Union Square restaurant mogul Danny Meyer. The event featured some of the biggest names in barbecue,...

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Turkey in Manhattan

Turkey in Manhattan The Big Apple may not be the first place you'd expect to find authentic Turkish grilling, but when Steven visited Pera Mediterranean Brasserie (303 Madison Ave., tel. 212-878-6301), he found the best adana (spicy ground lamb) kebabs this side of Istanbul. Pera is the brainchild of one Cem Erenler, Ismir, Turkey-born, former Four Seasons Hotel Food and Beverage Manager, who always dreamed of opening his own restaurant. ...

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TRUE ‘QUE IN NY

True 'Que in NY  New York is undergoing a veritable barbecue renaissance, with new barbecue joints proliferating like proverbial mushrooms after a rainstorm. Newcomers include Rib, Daisy May's, and Dinosaur Barbecue in Harlem. Steven recently checked out RUB (short for Righteous Urban Barbecue) in Chelsea and found exemplary ribs ((robustly spiced and redolent with wood smoke); burnt edges that really were burnt edges (crusty bits of brisket...

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DINOSAUR BONES IN SYRACUSE

It was a long hard day on the barbecue trail. So when the bus pulled up to a red brick building in Syracuse, NY, it wasn't a moment too soon. Our destination: one of the best barbecue joints, not just north of the Mason Dixon line, but in the U.S. period: Dinosaur Bar-B-Que. Don't let the tattooed bikers and Harleys lined up in front of the restaurant deter you. This is a food focused, and dare I say family friendly restaurant run by a pit...

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IN VIEW IN NEW YORK

As the sun came up over the Hudson River earlier this week, Steven taped a segment for the popular TV show, The View. The theme? Asian grilling. The menu? Honey sesame shrimp on the barbie; Hong Kong honey glazed chicken wings; grilled pineapple; and to wash it all down, the drink made famous by the legendary Raffles Hotel in Singapore: the Singapore sling. (All the recipes are in The Barbecue Bible, several hundred copies of which were given...

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Happy belated Passover!

Happy belated Passover! In our family, the centerpiece of any holiday meal is barbecue. Here, my stepson, Jake, carves a brisket he smoked on his apartment fire escape New York City. The brisket was tender enough to cut with a fork and check out the smoke ring. More proof that barbecue can be a religious experience.

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