NYC barbecue: A guide to some of the best

Virgil's Barbecue has been around since 1994 and

Virgil's Barbecue has been around since 1994 and is both a smokehouse and a restaurant offering much more than barbecue. This is the place to go if you want comfort food or Southern classics like hush puppies alongside your Memphis-style (dry rubbed and hickory smoked) ribs. Virgil's is not dedicated to any style, either. They also offer a Carolina-style (vinegar is used during smoking) pulled pork dinner. 152 W. 44th St., (Credit: Virgil's Real Barbecue via Facebook)

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Barbecue has recently gone through a renaissance here in the city, with more and more restauranteurs getting in on the game and taking BBQ to a whole new level. Here are some of our favorites.

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