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Righteous Urban Barbecue (Rub) BBQ is located at

Righteous Urban Barbecue (Rub) BBQ is located at 2367 Hempstead Turnpike in East Meadow. (Sept. 9, 2011) Photo Credit: Heather Walsh

Barbecue buffs on Long Island have long been salivating for the East Meadow opening of RUB, which stands for "Righteous Urban Barbecue." The suburban spinoff of a Manhattan standby brings with it a reputation for authenticity and two pitmasters, Santiago Vargas and Darrell Thompson, who spent two months in the city training at the mother smoker.

The 12-Hour Ribs as served at Rub BBQ
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The 12-Hour Ribs as served at Rub BBQ in East Meadow are wet ribs smoked for 6 hours, covered in apricot mustard BBQ sauce and then cooked for an additional 6 hours. Sides of cornbread, French fries, cole slaw and baked beans accompany the dish. (Sept. 9, 2011)

Righteous Urban Barbecue (Rub) BBQ is located at
Photo Credit: Heather Walsh

Righteous Urban Barbecue (Rub) BBQ is located at 2367 Hempstead Turnpike in East Meadow. (Sept. 9, 2011)

Righteous Urban Barbecue (Rub) BBQ is located at
Photo Credit: Photo by Heather Walsh

Righteous Urban Barbecue (Rub) BBQ is located at 2367 Hempstead Turnpike in East Meadow. (Sept. 9, 2011)

Pit master Santiago Vargas checks on his barbecue
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Pit master Santiago Vargas checks on his barbecue at Rub BBQ in East Meadow. (Sept. 9, 2011)

Pit master Santiago Vargas poses with a plate
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Pit master Santiago Vargas poses with a plate of food at Rub BBQ in East Meadow. (Sept. 9, 2011)

A waiter explains the wide selection of barbecue
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A waiter explains the wide selection of barbecue items to hungry diners at the Rub BBQ in East Meadow. (Sept. 9, 2011)

Pork gyro is a typical dish served at
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Pork gyro is a typical dish served at Kalamaki, a Greek restaurant in Roslyn.

Pork souvlaki is a typical dish at Kalamaki,
Photo Credit: Photo by Danielle Finkelstein

Pork souvlaki is a typical dish at Kalamaki, a Greek restaurant in Roslyn.

Kalamaki is a Greek restaurant in Roslyn. (July
Photo Credit: Photo by Danielle Finkelstein

Kalamaki is a Greek restaurant in Roslyn. (July 16, 2010)

At Kalamaki, a Greek restaurant in Roslyn, the
Photo Credit: Photo by Danielle Finkelstein

At Kalamaki, a Greek restaurant in Roslyn, the dishes are written on the blackboard. (July 15, 2010)

A man lunches on a pita sandwich at
Photo Credit: Photo by Danielle Finkelstein

A man lunches on a pita sandwich at Kalamaki, a Greek restaurant in Roslyn. (July 15, 2010)

Kalamaki is a Greek restaurant in Roslyn. (July
Photo Credit: Photo by Danielle Finkelstein

Kalamaki is a Greek restaurant in Roslyn. (July 15, 2010)

Spinach pie is served at Kalamaki in Roslyn.
Photo Credit: Photo by Danielle Finkelstein

Spinach pie is served at Kalamaki in Roslyn. (July 16, 2010)

July 16, 2010; Roslyn, NY: Pork Souvlaki as
Photo Credit: Photo by Danielle Finkelstein

July 16, 2010; Roslyn, NY: Pork Souvlaki as prepared by Kalamaki in Roslyn.

Chips and salsa are served at El Ranchito
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Chips and salsa are served at El Ranchito Mexican Grill on Larkfield Road in East Northport. (Oct. 3, 2009)

Yeni Ramirez serves camarones al ajillo at El
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Yeni Ramirez serves camarones al ajillo at El Ranchito Mexican Grill in East Northport. (Oct. 3, 2009)

Serapes and sombreros decorate the walls at El
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Serapes and sombreros decorate the walls at El Ranchito Mexican Grill on Larkfield Road in East Northport. (Oct. 3, 2009)

A look in the front window of El
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A look in the front window of El Ranchito Mexican Grill in East Northport. (Oct. 3, 2009)

The exterior of El Ranchito Mexican Grill on
Photo Credit: John Dunn

The exterior of El Ranchito Mexican Grill on Larkfield Road in East Northport. (Oct. 3, 2009)

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