Tuesday, March 8, 2016

Daniel Delaney proposing Delaney Barbecue for 1st Avenue

[EVG photo from July 2015]

As noted back on Feb. 26, restaurateur Daniel Delaney will appear before the CB3 SLA committee this month for a liquor license at 167 First Ave. between East 10th Street and East 11th Street.

At that time, there wasn't much information about the proposal. Given the name on the application (Delaney Chicken Union Square LLC), we thought it might be an offshoot of his Delaney Chicken that opened in the UrbanSpace Vanderbilt market in Midtown last September.

However, Delaney told Eater that he was exploring a number of options, and had not yet signed a lease. (He also operates BrisketTown out in Williamsburg.)

Thanks to the public questionnaire (PDF!) now on file at the CB3 website, there are some more details about the proposal. The name is Delaney Barbecue, and the paperwork shows hours of noon to 2 a.m. Monday to Friday; 10 a.m. to 2 a.m. on Saturday and Sunday. The configuration calls for 18 tables good for 48 seats along with a bar that accommodates 10 patrons.

There's also a proposed menu showing the variety of meats (served family style, Delaney is recommending a half-pound per guest...) and sides that might be served...

The previous tenant here at 167 First Ave., Ashiya Sushi, relocated to West 36th Street last summer.

CB3's SLA committee meeting is March 14 at 6:30 p.m. in the CB3 office, 59 E. Fourth St. between Second Avenue and the Bowery.


Michael Ivan said...

Cardinal closed. And Mighty Quinn's doesn't have mac & cheese, which I think is a sin if you are serving ribs / southern / soul food. This could be not awful. Price point looks okay if sides are indeed family style.

Garrett N. said...

This just offends my southern sensibilities. I have had such a hard time finding passable BBQ in NYC that I have taken to making it at home. I'm fairly certain this place won't be offering pit bbq, so making it at home usually comes out better in my opinion. I'm not suggesting that for anyone else, but it is the easiest thing in the world to cook. Considering that pork shoulder costs about $1.50 per pound and these folks charge $24 to slow cook it in an oven, they had better rock my world. By way of comparison, Les Halles offers a steak, amazing fries and a salad for $24. And yes, Delaney Barbeque wants to charge for beans and slaw on top of that. Insane.

This is comfort food at gourmet prices. Nobody makes bbq that good.

cmarrtyy said...

As long as they don't allow a sidewalk cafe and an "open front" let them BQ in the EV.

Anonymous said...

I am sorry, but this menu sounds awful.