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Big W's Roadside Bar-B-Q

1475 Route 22, Wingdale, NY - (845) 832-6200
Posted By Walter Lipman on 1/20/2011 6:47:00 PM
To the envy of one and all, I've eaten my way through the menu. When working from home, there are times that I'll stop by for a lunch of side dishes, especially those beans. Such are the benefits of being a resident of Dutchess County!

I fully expect that my first meal in heaven, if I'm so lucky, will be an order of ribs, small cole slaw, and mashed potatoes. Perhaps some fruit compote to finish, if I'm not in a mood for banana pudding that day.

This is the mirror image of an old borscht belt joke: such good food, reasonably priced, and in such large portions!

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5 - Overall: Legendary - Worth driving from anyplace
Overall: Legendary - Worth driving from anyplace
Pulled Pork Sandwich
Beans
Barbecue Sauce
Cole Slaw
Ribs
Dirty Potatos
Rice
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A half-pound of brisket tumbles from its bun. All those falling-off shreds are especially delicious.
"A half-pound of brisket tumbles from its bun. All those falling-off shreds are especially delicious."
Michael Stern





Warren Norstein knows his way around a brisket. It is a joy to watch him slice it and pile the meat high on a bun.
"Warren Norstein knows his way around a brisket. It is a joy to watch him slice it and pile the meat high on a bun."
Michael Stern


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"This is a "sandwich" of pulled pork and, yes, there's some white bread underneath that mountain of pork. We love the variety of tastes and textures - soft, creamy textured inner chunks, and crusty, smoky surface chunks."
Bruce Bilmes and Susan Boyle


These were easily the finest ribs we've had outside of the barbecue belt.
"These were easily the finest ribs we've had outside of the barbecue belt."
Bruce Bilmes and Susan Boyle


Corn pudding is a stout side dish that requires serious excavation.
"Corn pudding is a stout side dish that requires serious excavation."
Michael Stern


Cracklin's, too rich to eat all by themselves, are an inspired garnish for mashed potatoes.
"Cracklin's, too rich to eat all by themselves, are an inspired garnish for mashed potatoes."
Michael Stern


Clockwise from the top: beans, slaw, sauce, and rice.
"Clockwise from the top: beans, slaw, sauce, and rice."
Bruce Bilmes and Susan Boyle


The medium-size pulled pork sandwich is really very large, and so overstuffed that it is virtually impossible to lift like a regular sandwich. The pork benefits immensely from Big W's excellent spicy sauce.
"The medium-size pulled pork sandwich is really very large, and so overstuffed that it is virtually impossible to lift like a regular sandwich. The pork benefits immensely from Big W's excellent spicy sauce."
Michael Stern


Formerly a roadside smoker, Big W's now is brick-and-mortar with indoor tables and booths.
"Formerly a roadside smoker, Big W's now is brick-and-mortar with indoor tables and booths."
Michael Stern


A peek at the ribs during their eight hour smoking operation.  The pork shoulder, for the pulled pork, smokes overnight.  The chickens smoke for 5-6 hours.
"A peek at the ribs during their eight hour smoking operation. The pork shoulder, for the pulled pork, smokes overnight. The chickens smoke for 5-6 hours."
Stewart Wurtzel



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