Astoria, Food and Drink, Long Island City, Restaurants Apr 03, 2013 Astoria BBQ Anyone? Astoria BBQ – top 5 places for BBQ in Astoria and LIC Share this Scoop by Judith Rich total shares! Twitter Facebook Email Print Astoria BBQ – top 5 places for BBQ in Astoria and LIC by Judith Rich Share this Scoop total shares! Twitter Facebook Email Print While strolling on 30th Avenue this week, on my way to Sugarfreak, I caught a whiff of something good. Something smoky. Realizing it was the BBQ meat coming from Butcher Bar, I started to reflect on some of my favorite BBQ eats that I wanted to share with you through this photo post. What are some of your top choices for ‘cue? Pulled pork sandwich at Butcher Bar, 37-08 30th Avenue, Astoria. 718.606.8140 Make-your-own bbq brisket tacos at MexiBBQ, 37-11 30th Avenue, Astoria. 718.626.0333 BBQ ribs at Ovelia’s Rock ‘n Ribs Wednesdays, 34-01 30th Avenue, Astoria. 718.721.7217 BBQ ribs platter at The Strand Smokehouse – tastes great with Carolina-style BBQ sauce. 25-27 Broadway, Astoria BBQ chicken, pulled pork, brisket platter at John Brown Smokehouse, 10-43 44th Drive, LIC. 347.617.1120 After an astounding reaction about John Brown Smokehouse, one of our readers, Andrew just had to share this additional picture of their burnt ends sandwich. It looks obscenely good! Twitter Facebook Email Print 8 Comments Susan April 7th, 2013 The restaurant itself looks awesome — lots of good beer and cool bands and what seems to be a great vibe. It’s the backyard that’s worrisome. I’ve lived in the adjacent building for 14 years and I’d never been woken from a dead sleep before this winter, when even just a few people in the garden made a serious racket. This summer might really suck. If you go to Strand, please stay inside or on the patio on the Broadway side. The neighbors (who really do love Astoria!) will thank you. Reply Harris April 5th, 2013 There’s also a giant sign in front of Strand asking patrons to be considerate to neighbors. I never experienced anything bad there. Reply Maria April 3rd, 2013 John Brown is the absolute best. http://www.johnbrownseriousbbq.com Reply Andrew April 3rd, 2013 John Brown hands down! How do I submit a picture?! I will win you over with a burnt end sandwich picture that I took that even just thinking about it makes my mouth water. Anyone craving a little heat in their BBQ needs to try his ghost pepper bbq sauce that is to die for. John Brown Smokehouse is BBQ, not just some roasted meat imposter! Reply judith April 3rd, 2013 Amazing…send the pic over to us at firstname.lastname@example.org and we’ll add it to the post. Thank you! Reply Chris April 3rd, 2013 Would love to try the Strand, but good friends live near there and they are inconsiderate to their neighbors. Reply judith April 3rd, 2013 That’s the rumor, but I’ve never experienced anything negative myself. Do give it a try! Reply megc April 3rd, 2013 I have to say, after being attacked online by the chief evangelist from the Astoria Crescent group, and pressured to state an opinion I could not make because I hadn’t spent time at Strand, all in an atmosphere of hostility, it is hard for me to listen to their argument. No one likes being treated that way and it does their mission a disservice. Reply Leave a Reply to Andrew Cancel replyYour email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *Comment * Name * Email * Website Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment.