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Last week, RUB’s pitmaster Matt Fisher began firing up the smokers at RUB’s new location in East Meadow. Friends and family were served over the weekend and tonight at 5, RUB opens for business. “The pits are burning great,” reports Fisher. “Everything tastes just like in the city.”

RUB, owned by Roslyn native Andrew Fischel and international barbecue champion Paul Kirk, stands for Righteous Urban Barbecue. Along with Blue Smoke, Hill Country, Dinosaur and Daisy Mae’s, it pioneered Manhattan’s current barbecue craze. From a taxonomic standpoint, the East Meadow branch might be more accurately called RSB: Righteous Suburban Barbecue. But I digress.

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Right now the new RUB is open for dinner only. Fisher expects lunch to be added in the next two weeks. RUB BBQ is at 2367 Hempstead Tpke., East Meadow, 516-731-4227.

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