This is a membership forum. As a guest, you can click around a bit. View 3 pages for free. If you would like to participate, please join.

[ Lost Username or Password | Pitmaster Club Information, | Join 30 Days Free | Contact Us ]

There are 2 page views remaining.



Meat-Up in Memphis 2021

Join us in Memphis for our Meat-Up! Space is limited to 400, secure your spot by booking early!
Click here for details. (https://amazingribs.com/memphis)
See more
See less

Paydirt!! Real BBQ found in NJ!!

  • Filter
  • Time
  • Show
Clear All
new posts
    Club Member
    • Jan 2016
    • 1068
    • Jersey City, NJ
    • Primo Oval XL Ceramic Cooker
      Pit Barrel Cooker
      2x Mavrick 732
      Therma Pen Orange
      Favorite Bourbon Blanton's
      SF Giants

      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.

    Click image for larger version

Name:	DAF6CBB2-885A-42A7-8281-4F66D2503F99.jpeg
Views:	45
Size:	2.84 MB
ID:	702487Click image for larger version

Name:	A92D0F5E-57D2-4650-BB70-EECEFDFB762F.jpeg
Views:	50
Size:	4.41 MB
ID:	702489Click image for larger version

Name:	D5FD5DA5-6135-4F33-BFE3-E0AD4C56D926.jpeg
Views:	44
Size:	2.46 MB
ID:	702488Click image for larger version

Name:	3E9DDBB2-A752-498B-A3FE-1C5734DC45D8.jpeg
Views:	48
Size:	1.85 MB
ID:	702486
  • ComfortablyNumb
    Club Member
    • May 2017
    • 3093
    • 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!


    • JCBBQ
      JCBBQ commented
      Editing a comment
  • Steve B
    Club Member
    • Jun 2016
    • 2856
    • 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
      1 thermoworks thermopop - red

      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
      Editing a comment
      Negative. BYOB...?

    • Steve B
      Steve B commented
      Editing a comment
      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
    • 537
    • 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


    • Steve B
      Steve B commented
      Editing a comment
  • klflowers
    Club Member
    • Sep 2015
    • 2937
    • Tennessee

    Thats the same expression I have after some good q


    • pjlstrat
      Club Member
      • May 2019
      • 312
      • Massachusetts
      • Grills
        Primo XL
        Weber Genesis w/ rotisserie

        ThermaQ 2 Channel
        Party Q

      Whoda thunk. Very Jealous!


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

      • pjlstrat
        pjlstrat commented
        Editing a comment
        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
      Birthday Hat Master
      • Sep 2016
      • 8722
      • Kansas Territory
      • Grills / Smokers

        Kingsford 24" grill (Free) 'Billy'
        Brinkmann Smoke n Grill
        Oklahoma Joe Highland, gaskets, LavaLock baffle / tuning plate. 'Big Joe'
        Weber 18" Kettle ($30 CL) 'Lil' Feller'
        Weber Smokey Joe ($25 CL) 'Lil' Brother'
        Weber 22.5 Master Touch '93 P Code Blue($85) from fellow WKC member Bmitch 'Elwood'
        Weber 22.5 Bar-B-Q Kettle '69-'70 "Patent Pending" Red ($80) from fellow WKC member dwnthehatch 'Maureen'
        Weber 22.5 OTS DD Code Black ($40 CL) 'DeeDee'
        Weber 22.5 OTS DO Code Black ($15 CL)
        Weber 22.5 OTS E Code Black ($20 CL
        Weber 22.5 OTS EE Code Black ($20 CL

        Weber "C" Code 18.5" WSM '81 ($50 CL) 8-0!!!
        Weber "H" Code 18.5" WSM '86 ($75 CL)
        Weber " " Code 18.5" WSM

        Weber 26.75, $199 NFM clearance !!!
        Weber SJS AH 'Lil' Brother'
        Weber SJS AT 'Lil' Sister'
        Weber SJS DE Code (FREE) 'Lil' Helper'
        Weber SJG M Code 'Lil Traveller'
        Weber SJS AH Code 'Kermit'
        (Lime Green)
        Horizon 20" Classic, w/baffle/tuning plate (FREE)
        Good One Open Range, (FREE), Monthly Prize from AR giveaway!!!!

        Ol' Skool Bi-metal probe pocket thermo, that has checked / served ~ 1,000,000 meals in my possession, easily...
        Maverick ET-732, (Black)
        Thermopops, (Red, Yellow, Green)
        ThermaPen Mk4 (Black), THANKS!!! to jgjeske1
        Blue ThermaPen Mk4
        Orange Thermapen Mk4
        Pink Thermapen Mk4
        ThermoWorks IR-GUN-S
        ThermoWorks Smoke
        ThermoWorks Open Box Smoke
        4 Pro Series cable extensions
        Smoke Gateway

        2 Slow 'N Sears, Slow 'N Sear XL, Grill 'N Griddle
        BBQ Vortex, 2 Hovergrills, Top Deck
        Warming shelf
        MyWeigh KD-8000Kitchen Scale​
        Backyard Grill marinade injector
        Acoustic Guitars/Electric Guitars/Basses/1928 National Duolian/Harmonicas/Banjo Washboard, Spoons, kazoos, pocket comb with wax paper, egg shakers ;-)
        Bear Paws
        Meat Rakes
        BBQ Dragon/Chimley of Insanity, Dragon Wing Shelves (x2 ea.)

        Probably a ton of cast iron, mostly very old...still cookin'
        G'Ma's Piqua skillet, :-)( They went out of business in 1934~)
        '60's Revere Ware (Mom's), + others found elsewhere
        60's CorningWare 10-cup percolator (Mom's) Daily driver
        50's CorningWare 10-cup percolator (G'Ma's), for a backup! ;-)
        Carpy Wally World stock pots, in approx 2 gal/3gal sizes, blue speckledty-porcelain enameled
        Tramontina 6.5 qt Dutch Oven

        Cutlery, etc.:
        Shi*-ton of kitchen/chef knives, most sharper than my straight-razors are. (Better steel!) Chicago Cutlery, Old Hickory, various, including some nice German stuff ;-)
        Dexter 12" slicing knife, 6" Sani-Safe boning knife
        Smith's Tri-Hone Natural Arkansas Knife Sharpening System
        Multiple steels, from all over the planet
        Crock sticks
        Diamond stones, various
        Lansky Sharpening System

        Daily driver:Washington Forge Mardi Gras, Navy / Cobalt Blue
        Dinner: Guests: Washington Forge, Town and Country
        Fancy / Formal: Family silverware

      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
        Editing a comment
        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
        Mr. Bones commented
        Editing a comment
        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
        Editing a comment
        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
      • 1393
      • 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
        Editing a comment
        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
        Editing a comment
        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 27th, 2019, 09:27 PM. Reason: fixed my typo, apu...:o I type faster than my brain can autocorrect, typically

      • JCBBQ
        JCBBQ commented
        Editing a comment
        @Mr.Bones LOL
    • RonB
      Club Member
      • Apr 2016
      • 12137
      • 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.


      • JCBBQ
        JCBBQ commented
        Editing a comment

      • Mr. Bones
        Mr. Bones commented
        Editing a comment
        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
      • 953
      • NJ

      Nice! I will def check this place out.


      • Spinaker
        • Nov 2014
        • 10411
        • Land of Tonka
        • John "J R"
          Instagram: JRBowlsby
          Smokin' Hound Que
          Minnesota/ United States of America

          Dexter (Beagle mix)
          Kinnick (American Foxhound)

          Big Green Egg (Large) X2
          Blackstone 36" Outdoor Griddle 4-Burner

          Broil King Keg
          Karubeque C-60
          Kamado Joe Jr. (Black)
          Lodge L410 Hibachi
          Pit Barrel Cooker
          Pit Barrel Cooker 2.0
          R&V Works FF2-R-ST 4-Gallon Fryer

          Weber Spirit Gasser
          FireBoard (Base Package)
          Thermoworks ThermaPen (Red)
          Thermoworks MK4 (Orange)

          BBQ Dragon
          Big Green Egg Plate Setter
          Benzomatic TS4000 Torch X 2
          Benzomatic TS800 High Temp Torch X 2

          Bayou Classic 44 qt Stainless Stock Pot
          Bayou Classic 35K BTU Burner

          Digi Q DX2 (Medium Pit Viper Fan)
          Dragon VT 2-23 C Torch
          Eggspander Kit X2
          Field Skillet No. 8,10,12

          Finex Cat Iron Line
          FireBoard Drive
          Lots and Lots of Griswold Cast Iron
          Grill Grates
          Joule Water Circulator
          KBQ Fire Grate

          Kick Ash Basket (KAB) X4
          Lots of Lodge Cast Iron
          Husky 6 Drawer BBQ Equipment Cabinet
          Large Vortex
          Marlin 1894 .44 Magnum
          Marquette Castings No. 13 (First Run)
          Smithey No. 12
          Smokeware Chimney Cap X 3
          Stargazer No.10, 12
          Tool Wizard BBQ Tongs
          Univex Duro 10" Meat Slicer
          FOGO Priemium Lump Charcoal
          Kingsford Blue and White
          Rockwood Lump Charcoal
          Apple, Cherry & Oak Log splits for the C-60

          Buck 119 Special
          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
          Editing a comment
          Definitely πŸ’ͺπŸ’ͺπŸ’ͺ
      • holehogg
        Club Member
        • Nov 2017
        • 2014
        • 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
          Editing a comment
          Hahaha I forgot you’re in South Africa!!
      • Oak Smoke
        Club Member
        • Aug 2018
        • 327
        • 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
          • 1851
          • 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 28th, 2019, 02:29 PM.


          • JCBBQ
            JCBBQ commented
            Editing a comment
            Well look at that! Your article has this place as best Que in NJ!!
        • FireMan
          Charter Member
          • Jul 2015
          • 7337
          • 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 28th, 2019, 09:32 PM.




          Meat-Up in Memphis 2021

          Join us in Memphis for our Meat-Up! Space is limited to 400, secure your spot by booking early!
          Click here for details. (https://amazingribs.com/memphis)
          See more
          See less
          Meat-Up in Memphis

          T-Shirts & More T-Shirts & More
          Order men's and women's T-Shirts, Sweatshirts, Aprons, Mugs, Caps, Tote Bags, Flasks, and more, all imprinted with the Pitmaster Club logo. There's even a spiral bound journal where you can make notes on your cooks.

          Cool Embroidered Shirt Cool Embroidered Shirt
          This beautifully embroidered shirt is the same one Meathead wears in public and on TV. It's wash and wear and doesn't need ironing (really!), but it is a soft cottonlike feel. Choice of four colors and both men's and women's.

          Click here for more info.

          Support ARC

          Many merchants pay us a small referral fee when you click our links and purchase from them. On Amazon it works on everything from grills to diapers, they never tell us what you bought, and it has zero impact on the price you pay, but has a major impact on our ability to improve this site! And remember, we only recommend products we love. If you like AmazingRibs.com, please save this link and use it every time you go to Amazon.


          BBQ Stars


          These are not ads or paid placements. These Are Some Of Our Favorite Tools And Toys.

          These are products we have tested, won our top awards, and are highly recommend. Click here to read how we test, about our medals, and what they mean.

          Use our links when you buy things

          Many merchants pay us a small referral fee when you click our links and purchase from them. On Amazon it works on everything from grills to diapers, they never tell us what you bought, it has zero impact on the price you pay, but has a major impact on our ability to improve this site! If you like AmazingRibs.com, please save this link and use it every time you go to Amazon




          Surely you know somebody who loves outdoor cooking who deserves a gift for the holidays, birthday, anniversary, or just for being wonderful. There he is, right in the mirror! Here are our selections of best ideas, all Platinum or Gold Medalists, listed by price.

          Click here to see our list of Gold Medal Gifts

          Digital Thermometers Are Your Most Valuable Tool And Here's A Great Buy!

          maverick PT55 thermometer

          A good digital thermometer keeps you from serving dry overcooked food or dangerously undercooked food. They are much faster and much more accurate than dial thermometers. YOU NEED ONE!

          Click here for more info on the Maverick PT-55 Waterproof Instant-Read Thermometer Review shown above. It may be the best value in a thermometer out there

          If you have a Weber Kettle, you need the Slow 'N' Sear

          slow n sear

          The Slow 'N' Sear turns your grill into a first class smoker and also creates an extremely hot sear zone you can use to create steakhouse steaks.

          Click here for our article on this breakthrough tool

          Bring The Heat With Broil King Signet's Dual Tube Burners

          the good one grill

          The Broil King Signet 320 is a modestly priced, 3-burner gas grill that packs a lot of value and power under the hood. Broil King's proprietary, dual-tube burners get hot fast and are able to achieve high, searing temps that rival most comparatively priced gas grills. The quality cast aluminum housing carries a Limited Lifetime Warranty.

          Click here to read our complete review

          The Good-One Is A Superb Grill And A Superb Smoker All In One

          the good one grill

          The Good-One Open Range is a charcoal grill with an offset smoke chamber attached. It is dramatically different from a traditional offset smoker. The grill sits low in front and doubles as a firebox for the smoke chamber which is spliced on above and behind so it can work like a horizontal offset smoker only better. By placing the heat source behind and under the smokebox instead of off to the side, Open Range produces even temperature from left to right, something almost impossible to achieve with a standard barrel shaped offset.

          Click here to read our complete review

          Pit Barrel Cooker Smoker

          Griddle And Deep Fryer All In One

          The flat top does the burgers and the fryer does the fries. Use the griddle for bacon, eggs, and home fries. Or pancakes, fajitas, grilled cheese, you name it. Why stink up the house deep frying and spatter all over? Do your fried chicken and calamari outside. Blackstone's Rangetop Combo With Deep Fryer does it all. Plus it has a built in cutting board, garbage bag holder, and paper towel holder. An additional work table on the left side provides plenty of counter space.

          Click here to read our detailed review and to order

          Pit Barrel Cooker Smoker

          The Pit Barrel Cooker May Be Too Easy

          The PBC has a rabid cult following for good reason. It is absolutely positively without a doubt the best bargain on a smoker in the world. Period. This baby will cook circles around the cheap offset sideways barrel smokers in the hardware stores because temperature control is so much easier. Best of all, it is only $299 delivered to your door!

          Click here to read our detailed review and the raves from people who own them

          The Undisputed Champion!


          The Thermoworks Thermapen MK4 is considered by the pros, and our team, to be the single best instant read thermometer. Don't accept cheap substitutes.  Click here to read our test results and comprehensive review and why it won our Platinum Medal .

          Compact Powerful Sear Machine For Your Next Tailgater


          Char-Broil's Grill2Go x200 is a super-portable, fun little sizzler made of heavy, rust-proof cast aluminum. The lid snaps shut. Grab the handle and you're off to the party! Char-Broil's TRU-Infrared design produces searing heat while reducing fuel consumption. A 16 ounce LP gas canister is enough to keep you flipping burgers for hours.

          Click here to read our detailed review and to order

          The Cool Kettle With The Hinged Hood We Always Wanted

          NK-22-Ck Grill

          Their NK22CK-C Charcoal Kettle Grill puts a few spins on the familiar kettle design. In fact, the hinged lid with a handle on the front, spins in a rotary motion 180 degrees. It's hard to beat a Weber kettle, but Napoleon holds its own and adds some unique features to make the NK22CK-C a viable alternative.

          Click here for more about what makes this grill special


          G&F Suede Welder's Gloves

          Heat Resistant Gloves With Extra Long Sleeves Hold The Hot Stuff

          If you're using oven mitts at the grill, it's time to trade up. Say hello to these suede welder's gloves. They're heat resistant enough to handle hot grill grates, and flexible enough to handle tongs. The extra long sleeves even let you reach deep into the firebox to move hot logs without getting burned. Our Fave.

          Click here to read our detailed review

          Click here to order from Amazon

          GrillGrates Take Gas Grills To The Infrared Zone

          grill grates

          GrillGrates(TM) amplify heat, prevent flareups, make flipping foods easier, keep small foods from committing suicide, kill hotspots, are easier to clean, flip over to make a fine griddle, and can be easily removed and moved from one grill to another. You can even throw wood chips, pellets, or sawdust between the rails and deliver a quick burst of smoke to whatever is above. Every gas grill needs them.

          Click here for more about what makes these grates so special

          PK 360 grill

          Is This Superb Charcoal Grill A Kamado Killer?

          The PK-360, with 360 square inches of cooking space, this rust free, cast aluminum charcoal grill is durable and easy to use. Four-way venting means it's easy to set up for two zone cooking with more control than single vent Kamado grills. It is much easier to set up for 2-zone cooking than any round kamado. Beautifully designed and completely portable. Meathead says it is his preferrred grill.

          Click here to read our detailed review of the PK 360

          Click here to order it direct from PK and get a special deal for AmazingRibs.com readers only

          kareubequ bbq smoker

          Our Favorite Backyard Smoker

          The amazing Karubecue is the most innovative smoker in the world. The quality of meat from this machine is astonishing. At its crux is a patented firebox that burns logs above the cooking chamber and sucks heat and extremely clean blue smoke into the thermostat controlled oven. It is our favorite smoker, period.

          Click here for our review of this superb smoker

          Masterbuilt MPS 340/G ThermoTemp XL Propane Smoker

          masterbuilt gas smoker

          The First Propane Smoker With A Thermostat Makes This Baby Foolproof

          Set ThermoTemp's dial from 175° to 350°F and the thermostat inside will adjust the burner just like an indoor kitchen oven. All you need to do is add wood to the tray above the burner to start smokin'.

          Click here to read our detailed review

          Fireboard: The Ultimate Top Of The Line BBQ Thermometer

          fireboard bbq thermometer

          With the ability to monitor up to six temperatures simultaneously with either Bluetooth or Wifi on your mobile phone, tablet, or computer, Fireboard is the best digital thermometer we’ve tested.

          Click here to read our detailed review

          Finally, A Great Portable Pellet Smoker

          Green Mountain Davey Crockett Grill

          Green Mountain's portable Davy Crockett Pellet Smoker is one mean tailgating and picnic machine. But it's also gaining popularity with people who want to add a small, set it and forget it pellet smoker to their backyard arsenal. And with their WiFi capabilities you can control and monitor Davy Crocket from your smart phone or laptop.

          Click here to read our detailed review and to order