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Paydirt!! Real BBQ found in NJ!!

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    Club Member
    • Jan 2016
    • 1267
    • Chilltown, USA
    • Primo Oval XL Ceramic Cooker
      Pit Barrel Cooker
      2x Mavrick 732
      Therma Pen Orange
      Favorite Bourbon Blanton's
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      MCS wish list - Lone Star Grillz off set

    Paydirt!! Real BBQ found in NJ!!

    Yesterday I was talking steakhouses in NYC w a buddy at Jiu Jitsu. I was lamenting the lack of good bbq and he mentioned that his wife, a Texan, agreed BUT mentioned she liked a place about 5 miles from my house. I took this as a sign and made a little field trip today. What a pleasant surprise. Red White & Que is located in Kearny NJ in a little hole in the wall. I ordered brisket, Mac and cheese and pickles and onions. Delicious. Great bark. If you’re in northern NJ is is DEFINITELY worth a stop.

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  • ComfortablyNumb
    Club Member
    • May 2017
    • 3558
    • Northeast Washington
    • KBQ C-60
      Thermoworks Smoke
      Thermoworks Thermopop
      Thermoworks Dot

    If I'm ever in Jersey it means I took a wrong turn thousands of miles back!


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  • Steve B
    Club Member
    • Jun 2016
    • 3231
    • Rockland county New York
    • Lonestar Grillz 24x36 offset smoker, grill, w/ main chamber charcoal grate and 3 tel-tru thermometers - left, right and center
      Yoke Up custom charcoal basket and a Grill Wraps cover.

      22.5 copper kettle w/ SnS, DnG, BBQ vortex, gasket and stainless steel hinge kit.

      Napoleon gas grill (soon to go bye bye) rotting out.

      1 maverick et-733 digital thermometer - black
      1 maverick et-733 - gray
      1 new standard grilling remote digital thermometer
      1 thermoworks thermopen mk4 - red
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      Pre Miala flavor injector
      taylor digital scale
      TSM meat grinder
      chefs choice food slicer
      cuisinhart food processor
      food saver vacuum sealer
      TSM harvest food dehydrator

    But do they have beer?


    • JCBBQ
      JCBBQ commented
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      Negative. BYOB...?

    • Steve B
      Steve B commented
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      We gotta figure out how and when to get together. πŸ˜πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘
      Sooner than later my friend. πŸ‘ŠπŸ‘ŠπŸ‘Š
  • Greygoose
    Club Member
    • May 2019
    • 788
    • South Shore,MA

    Originally posted by Steve B View Post
    But do they have beer?
    Wear a Yeti over the shoulder insulated man satchel,,,or grab a sixer of PBR’s in a brown bag cuz they taste as good warm as they do cold eatin some good Q


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  • klflowers
    Club Member
    • Sep 2015
    • 3779
    • Tennessee

    Thats the same expression I have after some good q


    • pjlstrat
      Former Member
      • May 2019
      • 396
      • Massachusetts

      Whoda thunk. Very Jealous!


      • JCBBQ
        JCBBQ commented
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        I’m assuming finding real bbq in Massachusetts is as difficult as NJ.

      • pjlstrat
        pjlstrat commented
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        Correct, there are some good places but you have to drive. Boston has good Q but then you have to deal with driving in Boston! Less traffic and road rage in my backyard and the Q is pretty good.πŸ˜‰
    • Mr. Bones
      Charter Member
      • Sep 2016
      • 10448
      • Kansas Territory
      • Grills / Smokers

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        Ol' Skool Bi-metal probe pocket thermo, that has checked / served ~ 1,000,000 meals in my possession, easily...
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      What a wonderful Discovery, Brother!

      I'm delighted fer ya; such places have largely faded away into th sunset, as th original founders slowly succumb to Time...

      Even when others take over th name, often even family, most times, sadly, th Magic is lost...fer that's all in th whole wide world great cookin is, is Magic...not everybody is born with that particular gift, even if they learn alla their lives at th side of one who was...

      Thanks fer yer review, an th great selfie, whatta pleasure to see yer smilin face, warmed th very cockles of my ol heart, considerable!


      • JCBBQ
        JCBBQ commented
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        Thanks brother! Really appreciate your kind words. Yeah the owner is an ex Marine. Lots of decorations reflecting that and the good ol US of A. πŸ’ͺπŸ’ͺπŸ’ͺ

      • Mr. Bones
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        Lol ask around; there is no kinda sucha thing as an 'Ex-Marine', ...only 'Former Marines'
        Looks like my kinda Joint, start to finish, even over those that begin with a 1.5 Boris...

      • Steve B
        Steve B commented
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        Sooo true Mr. Bones about your first post.
        So many times the family ,kids, run a great business into the ground. Sad. I saw it happen to the shop next to mine about 8 years ago.
    • smokin fool
      Club Member
      • Apr 2019
      • 2374
      • Mississauga, Ont

      Neat when you trip over a really good eatery.
      Mr. Bones is right the old Mom n Pop places slowly go by the wayside and are replaced by franchised mass produced fodder for the masses.


      • JCBBQ
        JCBBQ commented
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        Totally agree. There’s a Dinosaur BBQ not too far away and it feels fake - like a Hardrock Cafe franchise.

      • Mr. Bones
        Mr. Bones commented
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        Ewwwww. "feelin fake" BBQ gives me th queasies, even from 1127.98 miles away, as th Crow flies, kinda all chicken skin, like when a goose walks over yer grave...
        Last edited by Mr. Bones; June 27, 2019, 09:27 PM. Reason: fixed my typo, apu...:o I type faster than my brain can autocorrect, typically

      • JCBBQ
        JCBBQ commented
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        @Mr.Bones LOL
    • RonB
      Club Member
      • Apr 2016
      • 13872
      • Near Richmond VA
      • Weber Performer Deluxe
        Pizza insert
        Smokenator 1000
        Cookshack Smokette Elite
        2 Thermapens
        lots of probes.

      It's always nice to find a good eatery - especially if it's Q.


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      • Mr. Bones
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        I know where one is, out here on Th Plains...
        Yall holler, then stop on by...
        Easily th best bang per buck, cause I won't accept a red cent, nor a plugged, (or even a wooden) nickel, from any Pit Members...

        accordin to my Birth Certificate, this here is one a them there Limited Time Offers...
    • grantgallagher
      Club Member
      • Feb 2018
      • 1207
      • NJ

      Nice! I will def check this place out.


      • Spinaker
        • Nov 2014
        • 11009
        • Land of Tonka
        • John "J R"
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          Apple, Cherry & Oak Log splits for the C-60

          Buck 119 Special
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          Dexter 12" Brisket Sword
          Next Major Purchase
          Lone Star Grillz 24 X 48 Offset

        Looking good Jersey Bear!!!

        Great to hear you found a spot. I have the same problem in MN. I know how pumped I was when I found two spots with note worth BBQ. It is a great victory indeed.


        • JCBBQ
          JCBBQ commented
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          Definitely πŸ’ͺπŸ’ͺπŸ’ͺ
      • holehogg
        Club Member
        • Nov 2017
        • 2611
        • Port Elizabeth, South Africa

        Glad you found a good one in your part of the woods. Even if searched high and low I just ain't going to get lucky.


        • JCBBQ
          JCBBQ commented
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          Hahaha I forgot you’re in South Africa!!
      • Oak Smoke
        Club Member
        • Aug 2018
        • 490
        • Central Texas

        Even in Texas there are more less than great places than really good ones. I'm glad you found a good one near you. Sometimes it's nice to let someone else do the cooking and clean up!


        • mountainsmoker
          Banned Former Member
          • Jun 2019
          • 1815
          • Bryson City, NC

          I watch a number of TV shows since I'm retired devoted to the Q and take several magazines also. There is good Q in nearly every state in the union. They may be few and far between but they are there. We have one an hour from me that was written up by Southern Living. One 2 hours from me written up by the NY Times. I have read or seen great BBQ spots from Maine to Hawaii. It may only be one per state but they are out there.

          Here is one list of the best of the best by MSN It is based on various sources:


          Last edited by mountainsmoker; June 28, 2019, 02:29 PM.


          • JCBBQ
            JCBBQ commented
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            Well look at that! Your article has this place as best Que in NJ!!
        • FireMan
          Charter Member
          • Jul 2015
          • 8550
          • Bottom of Winnebago

          With yer mustache a little greyer & yer glasses on a little jaberwacky now there are at least two great Q joints, yers & that one. Apologize fer our other members in Jerseyland. At this time I don’t recollect who they be. πŸ•Ά

          The ceiling in that place must be a hundred years old.
          Last edited by FireMan; June 28, 2019, 09:32 PM.




          2021 Meat-Up In Memphis Canceled - Rescheduled for March 2022

          We've unfortunately had to cancel the 2021 Meat-Up in Memphis. We are rescheduling for March 18-20, 2022. More details and re-booking info coming soon! For now click here for more info.
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