Tuesday, July 17, 2012

Food truck favorites Mighty Quinn's taking former Vandaag space on Second Avenue

[peter radley]

There's a new restaurant opening in the former Vandaag space on Second Avenue and East Sixth Street. Eater has the scoop that the address will be home to the first "brick and mortar location" of Mighty Quinn's, a BBQ food truck, specializing in sustainable smoked meats, favored by food truck foodies in Brooklyn.

Per Eater: The "stand consistently draws the longest lines at the weekly food fest — it's one of the only lines that people will keep waiting in even when it starts to rain. The most popular menu item is his smoked brisket, which is usually gone by 1 p.m., but the stand also serves chili, ribs, and barbecued lamb."

Anyway, been a bit of a tough corner here for restaurants... there was that pita/sports bar combo that never actually opened ... Bounce Deuce ... Smoked ... and ...

20 comments:

Anonymous said...

This meat craze strikes me as a bit obscene, esp. at a time when the impacts of climate change are starting to manifest themselves even to the scientifically impaired.

http://www.nytimes.com/2012/04/13/opinion/the-myth-of-sustainable-meat.html?_r=1

http://www.scientificamerican.com/article.cfm?id=the-greenhouse-hamburger

THE NOTORIOUS L.I.B.E.R.A.T.I.O.N. said...

Never mind the fact the words "sustainable" and "Brooklyn" are tired-ass buzzwords.

abrod said...

I suppose the neighborhood could use a decent barbecue restaurant maybe? Though I'm not thrilled at the prospect of yet another trendy, expensive, hour-long-wait type of place.

Uncle Waltie said...

"food truck foodies from Brooklyn"...really?

EV Grieve said...

Dallas BBQ will have to step it up now! I look forward to seeing even more ridiculous specials! Texas Size 172-ounce Wild Berry and Red Bull-Infused Frozen Daiquiris with a side of 600 Sticky, Honey-Basted Chicken Tenders for $8.99.

But seriously. Speaking of BBQ — anyone ever eat at The Cardinal on East Fourth Street?

Anonymous said...

I don't consider myself a foodie, but I'll definitely check out Mighty Quinn's. Vandaag was cold and pretentious. Bounce Deuce was useless.

Hey19 said...

The Cardinal is ok, but I would welcome a BBQ place that tries a bit harder. Really Bobwhite is all I need, but it sounds like this place will be more meat than chicken. Hopefully since they market themselves as being sustainable, they are sourcing their meat in a way that is less damaging to the environment than the meat industry in general.

abrod said...

I ate at the Cardinal back when it first opened about a year ago. It wasn't very good, but wasn't terrible. That first week it was packed though; wonder how it's doing these days.

Anonymous said...

Anybody remember Jerry's 103?

I LOVED that place....

Marty Wombacher said...

I love the deviled eggs at the Cardinal.

Uncle Waltie said...

@Anonymous 5:30PM:
Before it was Jerry's 103 it was simply 103 2nd Avenue. I used to eat there every night, as the place was open 24/7/365. Next door, in the former Fillmore East space, was a gay disco called "The Saint". I worked nights and usually would get there between 4 & 5AM for dinner/breakfast. Wow, the characters you used to run into there! It was owned at that time by Yagi, the Japanese guy who still owns quite a few restaurants in the EV.

Anonymous said...

Anybody remember Ike Bar?

Goggla said...

Before this place was Bounce (wasn't there another sports bar before that?), it was a BBQ place. I can't remember the name, but I ate there once and it was excellent, but too pricey to compete with BBQ. It will be interesting to see if another BBQ can make it now that the neighborhood has change so much.

blue glass said...

good bbq on 2nd ave!
great!
i don't eat a lot of meat.
put it on a grill or smoke it and i hooked.
rub on west 23rd street and southern hospitality are too far away and
dallas bbq is not bbq or grilling.
cardinal ok, not so great.

brisket/ribs/pulled pork within walking distance.
hooray.
yum.
can't wait

Jack is back said...

LIBERATION: you said it. Word.

Anonymous said...

The BBQ was called smoked. Was actually pretty good.
Bounce was a shitty sports bar but actually had good food...the chef was classically trained and has worked in serious kitchens...even been on chopped.
Ike's..I actually still have a book of matches from there! Don't recall much about it. I think it replaced Circa. Remember it had a dj playing while u ate...must have been around 96

CAS said...

I remember Ike. It was meant to be 50's-era theme, (Eisenhower/Ike). A Mad-Menish place before Mad Men existed.

Check out the old NY mag listing:

"In some quarters -- even in the outre East Village, apparently -- the phrase "American food" still evokes TV dinners, three of which are actually on the menu at this stylish throwback to the Eisenhower era. But so are latter-day reworkings of deviled eggs, cornflake-crusted fish sticks, and seared spicy tuna, plus all the classic cocktails you never imagined drinking with Salisbury steak."

I miss the days when the East Village was still considered 'outre'. Bring back the outre!

(ou·tré - adjective -
passing the bounds of what is usual or considered proper; unconventional; bizarre)

Anonymous said...

Bring back Lion Supermarket.

Anonymous said...

Jerry's 103 was one of the greatest places ever. The lines were often out the door.
It featured a pretty bar, a menu that looked like a nightclub addict's dream, and energy that did not stop.
Loved it like mad. You could have dinner there and look out at Block Drugs, with their generic "Block Crab" ad in the window.

Anonymous said...

I think that space is CURSED!!!!

(and for heaven's sake, what does sustainable smoked meats mean? Is that their term? I'm not making fun, does anybody know?)