House of 'Que in Hoboken, NJ

 House of Que in Hoboken, NJ

House of Que in Hoboken, NJ

House of 'Que is a new BBQ restaurant that just opened two weeks ago in Hoboken, replacing 3 Thirty Grill that closed earlier this year. Overlooking the New York skyline, this place is fairly big and has a concept, BBQ, that is not that widespread in the mile square city, the only true competitor in that category being The Smoking' Barrel, located uptown. 

 Dining room at House of Que in Hoboken, NJ

Dining room at House of Que in Hoboken, NJ

 Dining room at House of Que in Hoboken, NJ

Dining room at House of Que in Hoboken, NJ

 dining room at House of Que in Hoboken, NJ

dining room at House of Que in Hoboken, NJ

 Bar at House of Que in Hoboken, NJ

Bar at House of Que in Hoboken, NJ

The area where it is located is full of bars, crowded whenever there is a game, and, you could see that they cater to sports fans considering the number of TVs all around the dining room. They smartly even put a large screen on one side. When entering, you cannot miss the roll of paper towels on each table: this is a good sign that it is going to get messy! 

 Root beer and lemonade at House of Que in Hoboken, NJ

Root beer and lemonade at House of Que in Hoboken, NJ

Strangely, we were asked to order our drinks at the table (a root beer for me and a house made lemonade for Jodi), but order and pay for the food at the counter. The way it works is that they give you a card with the menu, you go at the counter, order what you want, with sides first and meat after, and then pay at the cashier.

 Counter at House of Que in Hoboken, NJ

Counter at House of Que in Hoboken, NJ

 Sides station at House of Que in Hoboken, NJ

Sides station at House of Que in Hoboken, NJ

 Tray at House of Que in Hoboken, NJ

Tray at House of Que in Hoboken, NJ

 Meat station at House of Que in Hoboken, NJ

Meat station at House of Que in Hoboken, NJ

For the meat, you can order by the pound, whichever quantity you want, so I decided to have a tasting...

 Food at House of Que in Hoboken, NJ

Food at House of Que in Hoboken, NJ

 Meat selection at House of Que in Hoboken, NJ

Meat selection at House of Que in Hoboken, NJ

It was composed of:

Pork ribs (good, but not really falling of the bone. However, I loved the rub and the delightful fat):

 Saint Louis ribs at House of Que in Hoboken, NJ

Saint Louis ribs at House of Que in Hoboken, NJ

Pork shoulder (fantastic: moist with some charred skin):

 Pork shoulder at House of Que in Hoboken, NJ

Pork shoulder at House of Que in Hoboken, NJ

Sausage (another favorite: tasty with a nicely thick casing):

 Sausage at House of Que in Hoboken, NJ

Sausage at House of Que in Hoboken, NJ

Brisket (deliciously fatty but a bit tough):

 Brisket at House of Que in Hoboken, NJ

Brisket at House of Que in Hoboken, NJ

It was served with some slices of white bread that I mainly used with the pork shoulder, smothered in BBQ sauce.

 White bread at House of Que in Hoboken, NJ

White bread at House of Que in Hoboken, NJ

For the sides, we decided to go with the corn pudding that was amazing and the mac and cheese that was...disappointing, being creamy but bland. We also got a pickle and some deviled eggs that were pretty good.

 Corn pudding at House of Que in Hoboken, NJ

Corn pudding at House of Que in Hoboken, NJ

 Pickle at House of Que in Hoboken, NJ

Pickle at House of Que in Hoboken, NJ

 Mac and cheese at House of Que in Hoboken, NJ

Mac and cheese at House of Que in Hoboken, NJ

 Deviled eggs at House of Que in Hoboken, NJ

Deviled eggs at House of Que in Hoboken, NJ

I admit that I am a bit on the fence with House of 'Que: my ideal meal would be the pork shoulder, sausage and corn pudding. For ribs, I prefer The Smoking' Barrel mentioned before or even Hudson Tavern that has some incredible ones. As far as the brisket is concerned, lots of BBQ places in New York make a better one. Would I go back? Maybe, but this time to try the chicken and the pecan pie...

Enjoy (I did)!

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