Monday, December 24, 2012

Resident claim: Living above Mighty Quinn's can be mighty smelly


Mighty Quinn's opened last Wednesday on Second Avenue and East Sixth Street, and people have been very enthusiastic about the Texas and Carolinas-inspired barbecue.

As Eater noted, pitmaster Hugh Mangum "is smoking all his meat in a pit the size of most people's livings rooms, using oak, apple, and cherry wood."

Sounds good, though perhaps not if you live in one of the apartments upstairs... A reader left this comment on a previous post:

The giant room-sized meat smoker has serious ventilation problems. We live in the building and our apartments & hallways reek of barbecue, all the way to the top floor — it's coming up through the radiators,walls & floors. Additionally, the ventilation system on the roof is going 24/7 & sounds like a jet plane idling. I'm sure everyone on the block can hear it. It's quite intrusive. The Health Dept. is coming to check it out. We're distressed! There's a reason smokehouses are located down country roads — they stink up the place, even if the food is delicious...

Previously on EV Grieve:
Life behind IHOP: 'My apartment now smells like the kitchen of a cheap hotel after the breakfast rush'

14 comments:

Anonymous said...

Feel bad for the residents, but daaaaayumn that's some good bbq at Mighty Quinn. Prices are reasonable, too.

Gojira said...

I'll trade 'em. My downstairs neighbor is a serious hoarder, and frequently lets her garbage pile up to the point where the smell leaches out into our hallways and comes up into my apt. And don't even get me started on what it smells like for the three days after she cooks cheap fish sticks.

Bill the libertarian anarchist said...

I sympathize with the residents above the restaurant and hope it doesn't last long.

Anonymous said...

I feel for these people. That BBQ smell is intense. You get it even just walking by one of these joints, so I can't imagine how bad it is when you live upstairs from one.

Joe Blow said...

Hmmm.. bribes of weekly briskit donations to the building?

resident discount cards?

free booze?

must be some happy solution.

Anonymous said...

That stink is going to get into their clothes and furniture and everything.

Anonymous said...

This is what happens when you try to turn NYC into all of America. I like BBQ as much as the next person but these joints aren't best situated on the lower floors of an apartment building.

Anonymous said...

I guess it is better than the drug users and homeless using the walls and vestibule as a bathroom for months???

glamma said...

Just awful.
They should give all residents free BBQ at a bare minimum peace offering!
How can you cram a country-oriented bbq joint into a RESIDENTIAL TENEMENT BUILDING???
Seriously, how rude.....

blue glass said...

did the tenants try to speak to the restaurant?

Anonymous said...

So sad

Goggla said...

I tried the food tonight and found it excellent, so I really hope they do something to fix the problem with the smell. It would be such a shame for a good business to become a bad neighbor.

Anonymous said...

We have had a similar problem in our building with the scent of pig through the hallways. When the scent is inside your private dwelling space it's actually a violation and residents can have the issue corrected through DEP. you have to be extremely persistent and it is best if other tenants create a similar paper trail. The problem with the city today is that few take action.

nygrump said...

7:57 - the City don't do shit, the inspectors are a bunch of lazy paid off turds. I've tried multiple times but when they see there is more than one restaurant on 6th Street, they shrug and say they can't gain access to my apartment in their reports.