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RUB BBQ Opens New Location in East Meadow, Long Island

RUB BBQ owner Andrew Fischel announces the opening next week of a new location. RUB BBQ – East Meadow will be a 5,000-square-foot, 140-seat location in East Meadow, Long Island.

This RUB — the first in a series of new branches expected to open around the tri-state area in the next two years — will feature 40 outdoor seats (in addition to the 140 indoor seats), four BBQ pits, 20 flat screen TVs, a 25-seat bar with 30 beers on tap, and the same critically acclaimed menu as its Chelsea sibling.

This includes RUB BBQ Executive Chef Paul Kirk’s Burnt Ends, Pastrami, Pulled Pork, and St. Louis Style Pork Spare Ribs. Chef Kirk is a seven-time World Barbecue Champion and teaches classes on the subject around the world.

Fischel states, “We are excited to bring our award-winning BBQ to Long Island. We are confident that Long Islanders are going to embrace Paul’s ‘cue and that the location is going to be a must-stop for New Yorkers heading to and from the Island.”

The new East Meadow RUB BBQ will be open seven days a week, serving straight through the day from 11 AM to midnight. The East Meadow RUB BBQ is a mere 45-minute drive from the original Chelsea location.

You can find the new location here:

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  1. i just walked into rub for a paper take out menu. no menus yet. it is very dark and dreary in there. i live 3 houses away and i have seen restaurants come and go like the wind. i worked at arthur ave for 5 years. unfortunetly they closed because of the passing of vinny and john. i hope you make it there. as long as your prices are right and your food is good and your help is exceptional. i wish you all the luck in the world.

    Comment by judy — August 13, 2011 @ 4:28 pm

  2. This barbecue was, hand’s down, the best we have ever had. (And both my wife and I have lived in the South – we know good barbecue when we taste it!). We were able to get the last pound of “burnt ends” that was available. I have never had such good barbecued meet. It was sweet, tender, and delightfully hickory smoked. My wife had the smoked chicken breast, and it was also perfectly cooked and delightfully, but lightly, smokey. Chicken is hard to smoke well. This was just great. The fried green tomatoes were the best we have ever had, and the mild chipotle sauce was a perfect complement to them. We also had the sweet potato fries as a side – they were perfectly cooked, crunchy, and tasty. (A little honey would augment the flavor). Likewise, the vinegar based coleslaw was just perfect in every way. We thought that the collard greens were cooked too much, but that’s probably our eccentricity when it comes to greens. The barbecued beans were simply amazing. I would go back just for those. The smoke taste coupled with the sweetness of the beans is magnificent on the palate. My wife enjoyed her sweet tea, and I enjoyed my bourbon-lemonade drink. The service was great, and the atmosphere was “perfectly barbecue”. I was also treated to a tour of the kitchen. I am envious of those smokers.
    Out of a five star rating, I give this place six!!!

    Comment by Bill Shishko — September 26, 2011 @ 6:07 pm

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