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THIS RESTAURANT IS CLOSED R.U.B. (Righteous Urban Barbeque)

208 W. 23rd St. (Seventh Ave.) Send to Phone
212-524-4300
Kansas City barbecue maven Paul Kirk shows you how it's done.

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Lunch & Dinner daily
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  • Dress code: Casual
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THIS RESTAURANT IS CLOSED R.U.B. (Righteous Urban Barbeque) Restaurant Review

: Paul Kirk, the Kansas City barbecue bigwig, serves up Midwestern-size (read: enormous) portions of slow-cooked juicy meat, inspiring New Yorkers to ask: what's (not) the matter with Kansas? And with un-baroque, gray-painted walls (decked out only with a caricature of Mr. Kirk himself), the emphasis here is on the grub. For light eaters, a sandwich, topped with a choice of smoked turkey, pulled chicken or brisket among others, is enough to make one uncomfortably full. For more adventurous, big-bellied consumers, the meat platters, which come with the choice of two sides and a couple slices of bread for sandwich building, are two (or three) meals in one. The brisket melts once it hits the taste buds and the barbecued chicken simply falls apart it's so tender. R.U.B. definitely lives up to its name and its acronym.
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