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Old 09-14-2008, 07:55 AM
 
Location: Pittsburgh, the Iron City!!!
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I'm originally FROM Dallas.....

I lived in NYC 4 years, and ate at the "Dallas BBQ" in Manhattan....


It's neither good, nor Texan, in taste.... yet another cheap ripoff of what they think people will be able to stomach....


Unfortunately, there IS NO GOOD AUTHENTIC TEXAS-STYLE BAR-BE-QUE anywhere in New York, although Bronxites will flock to this garbage anyway, and THINK they are eating Texas BBQ......





NOTE: "Sylvai's" in Harlem is a MUCH better representation of down-home Texas food (including BBQ) than anything else currently available in NYC....

Last edited by By~Tor; 09-14-2008 at 07:56 AM.. Reason: adding info
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Old 09-14-2008, 08:57 AM
 
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I think people in the Bronx will be less concerned about the authenticity of the food than they are about finally getting big business to see this borough as an underserved part of NYC. As much as I hate chain stores and the Walmartization in other areas of the country, the Bronx has simply had too little of anything for too long. I welcome any retailer who takes a chance here - and more will be sure to follow.

But thanks for reminding me about Sylvia's! I have had that place on my list forever - I will definitely hop to it and get on over there!
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Old 09-15-2008, 08:32 PM
 
Location: Brooklyn
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I think people in the Bronx will be less concerned about the authenticity of the food than they are about finally getting big business to see this borough as an underserved part of NYC. As much as I hate chain stores and the Walmartization in other areas of the country, the Bronx has simply had too little of anything for too long. I welcome any retailer who takes a chance here - and more will be sure to follow.

But thanks for reminding me about Sylvia's! I have had that place on my list forever - I will definitely hop to it and get on over there!
You'll absolutely love it! The corn bread is crazy good!!
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Old 09-15-2008, 10:26 PM
 
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I ate at Sylvia's one time and it wasn't all that great of course this is just my opinion. I actually like Manna's Soul Food Restaurant in Harlem better but again just my opinion.
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Old 09-28-2008, 11:56 PM
 
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Dallas BBQ is pretty awful IMO. I remember eating at one somewhere uptown years ago, and in '06 ate at the one on 42nd St. the first weekend it was open. The waitress was very ghetto and unprofessional, and tried shooing us out because it was around closing time, even though there were other people still eating too. I found out we were her last table and her ghetto pack of hoodrat friends showed up and were freeloading at another booth (not ordering or spending money) and yapping with her. I will never go to a Dallas BBQ again, due to its taste and the awful experience with a ghetto old waitress.
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Old 09-29-2008, 08:11 AM
 
Location: Eastchester, Bronx, NY
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The one in Chelsea is pretty good and the one on the Upper West Side (72nd/Columbus?) is the best I've been to.
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Old 09-29-2008, 08:13 AM
 
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By~Tor that is a very poor statement. I can use the same argument about food in Dallas....NO GOOD PIZZA, for example..yet Dallas-ites (or whatever you call yourselves) flock to the Papa John's/Pizza Hut/Dominos garbage and eat it up like it was free and the best thing since sliced bread. What exactly is the point of your statement? To be rude to Bronxites...or a general distaste for NY? People just want more amenities, just like the 5,000 McDonald's/Applebees/Chilis/Olive Garden middle America chains that dominate areas like Dallas. Why would anyone want that garbage food in Dallas? As for Sylvia's...that place was in its hayday 15 years ago..I would not recommend the place now at all.If you go...make sure to note that the place is VERY HIGH SALT (as in pounds of it), gobs of butter, and fried everything...a very little bit of the food goes a long way.
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Old 09-29-2008, 08:39 AM
 
Location: Bergen County, NJ
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I'm originally FROM Dallas.....

I lived in NYC 4 years, and ate at the "Dallas BBQ" in Manhattan....


It's neither good, nor Texan, in taste.... yet another cheap ripoff of what they think people will be able to stomach....


Unfortunately, there IS NO GOOD AUTHENTIC TEXAS-STYLE BAR-BE-QUE anywhere in New York, although Bronxites will flock to this garbage anyway, and THINK they are eating Texas BBQ......





NOTE: "Sylvai's" in Harlem is a MUCH better representation of down-home Texas food (including BBQ) than anything else currently available in NYC....
People don't really think they are getting authentic Southern BBQ when they go to Dallas BBQ's. New Yorker's aren't dumb and have a higher "culinary IQ" than most people in the U.S. It's a cheap chain restaurant, that gives you a lot of food and huge drinks. That's their gimmick and they do it well.
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Old 09-29-2008, 09:57 AM
 
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True dat NYer
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Old 09-29-2008, 03:11 PM
 
Location: Bronx, New York
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Dallas BBQ is pretty awful IMO. I remember eating at one somewhere uptown years ago, and in '06 ate at the one on 42nd St. the first weekend it was open. The waitress was very ghetto and unprofessional, and tried shooing us out because it was around closing time, even though there were other people still eating too. I found out we were her last table and her ghetto pack of hoodrat friends showed up and were freeloading at another booth (not ordering or spending money) and yapping with her. I will never go to a Dallas BBQ again, due to its taste and the awful experience with a ghetto old waitress.
The only one I don't like is the one in Downtown Brooklyn. Their chicken wings were not very much done. Otherwise, all of the BBQ's are pretty good!
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