Country Comes To The City


We’ve seen this happen before--Texas-style barbecue served in NYC. When Pearson’s Texas BBQ was in Long Island City (before LIC was a destination), it was worth the trip to sit outside on its patio and eat a plate of brisket and pickles. If you squinted through the haze you could pretend the Manhattan skyline was just a grove of Hill Country pecan trees. Then he became ambitious, moved to the upper East side, and that’s the last I heard of Pearson’s. Its arrival in Manhattan was eagerly anticipated, but when the reviews rolled in the big question was, “Where’s the smoke?” And before I even had a chance to check it out for myself, it was closed.
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