When you think that Mighty Quinn’s started as a cart in Smorgasburg in Brooklyn and now they have two locations in the city, the latest being few steps from Times Square. The one in the East Village is always crowded but not this new one that opened several months ago but does not seem to have gotten enough attention from the BBQ crowd or the tourists...That worked for us a we going with our friends Amy and Caleb on a Thursday evening and arrived a bit early to make sure we would have a spot for the four of us.
The place is nice and not so big with only a large communal table in the middle. In the back is the kitchen and the counter where they will serve you, cafeteria style, some delicious meat. If you are vegetarian, there are few choices but sides only. The meat at Mighty Quinn’s is slow cooked following the instructions of pit master Hugh Mangum.
Here is what we tried:
Burnt ends (brisket) in BBQ sauce:
Spare ribs (pork):
Chicken wings (BBQ sauce):
Mac and cheese:
Boylan soda: root beer for me, black cheery for Jodi.
Everything was pretty good. My favorite were the wings that I wish I ordered spicy and the burnt ends that were sublime, smothered in BBQ sauce. The ribs were good but I admit that I had better and was hoping they would fall off the bone. As far as the sides, the fries were very good: crispy and thin cut like I like them. So overall it was a good meal: I am glad that so far not that many people know it is there, so we can enjoy going there without the crowd...
Enjoy (I did)!
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Mighty Quinn's BBQ - 1407 Broadway, New York, NY 10018