Showing posts with label Dallas BBQ. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Dallas BBQ. Show all posts

Monday, July 11, 2022

New bar-restaurant planned for 132 2nd Ave., the current home of Dallas BBQ

A new bar-restaurant is in the works for 132 Second Ave., the current home of longtime tenant Dallas BBQ at St. Mark's Place.

Hospitality vet Curt Huegel is one of the principals behind this unnamed project. Huegel and company will appear before CB3's SLA committee on Wednesday night for a new liquor license for this address...   
According to the questionnaire on file for public viewing, the restaurant has proposed hours of 11 a.m. to 4 a.m. The menu posted with the questionnaire features a variety of burgers, sandwiches, bowls and salads ... including a weekend brunch service.

Huegel's portfolio includes concepts such as Bill's Townhouse, Campagnola and Printers Alley ... closer to home, he's part of the ownership team at Jackdaw on Second Avenue and 13th Street. 

If all this goes through, then this likely means the end of Dallas BBQ — at least at this location. We reached out about a possible closure or relocation. 

The family-owned Dallas BBQ has 11 locations in the metropolitan area. The original Dallas BBQ opened on the Upper West Side in 1978, and the EV location debuted in the 1980s (1984?). They have a solid following who enjoy the enormous platters of reasonably priced food (onion loaf!) and supertanker-sized drinks. 

There were rumors in 2018 that this outpost would relocate, but management decided to stay put after a few protests from regulars.

The Dallas BBQ on University Place and Eighth Street shuttered in 2007... the original UWS outpost closed in December 2014 — both the result of rent hikes.  

Thursday, December 13, 2018

Dallas BBQ is here to stay

You may have noticed the recent arrival of those mysterious flyers in the front windows of the always-crowded Dallas BBQ on Second Avenue and St. Mark's Place noting "Here we stay..."

Perhaps it's a variation of dining in...? EVG correspondent Steven spoke with a manager, who said that Dallas BBQ was considering moving to a new location. Apparently word leaked to some regulars. Ownership decided to stay put, and the signs are to let their customers know that they are not going anywhere.

The family-owned Dallas BBQ has 11 locations in the metropolitan area serving up enormous platters of reasonably priced food (onion loaf!) and supertanker-sized (Texas-sized?) drinks.

The original Dallas BBQ opened on the Upper West Side in 1978. The EV location debuted at some point in the 1980s. (If anyone can supply the exact date/year...)

Previously on EV Grieve:
Mom jailed for leaving toddler outside Dallas BBQ speaks out 20 years later

Sunday, November 26, 2017

Mom jailed for leaving toddler outside Dallas BBQ speaks out 20 years later

The Post has a feature today on Anette Sørensen, the Danish woman who made front-page news 20-plus years ago after being arrested for leaving her baby in a stroller while dining at Dallas BBQ

She said that she was treated unfairly by the city and the media, and never had the chance to tell her side of the story.

Sørensen, and the baby's father, a playwright named Exavier Wardlaw, reportedly stopped for dinner at Dallas BBQ on Second Avenue and St. Mark's Place in May 1997. She left her daughter Liv, 14 months old at the time, outside sleeping in her stroller.

I had lived in New York [during school], so, of course, I knew that I didn’t see prams all over the city," said Sørensen. "But ... I had been living in Copenhagen, I had given birth to my daughter in Copenhagen, I was raised myself in Denmark ... That’s just how you do it in Denmark."

Someone called 911 about the child. Sørensen said at the time that she and Wardlaw were keeping an eye on the child.

Officers charged both parents with child endangerment and Wardlaw with disorderly conduct.

Sørensen spent 36 hours in prison, where she said she didn’t get much sympathy from the other inmates. Liv was put in foster care by the city’s Administration for Children’s Services. The case made the front page of the Post.

“I didn’t know where my child was,” said Sørensen. “I don’t think there’s any greater punishment than to have your child taken away from you.”

Mother and daughter were reunited four days later.

In 1998, Sørensen, who nows lives in Germany, sued the city for $20 million.

Per the Daily Mail:

She was awarded $66,400 by a civil jury, which found only that she should not have been strip-searched and that the city commonly failed to advise arrested foreigners of their right to notify their consulates.

In 2012, she used the experience as a basis for a novel published in Denmark. Now she has launched a crowdfunding campaign to get it translated into English. Liv, the 14 month old at the center of this story, created the graphic design for the book's cover. She's 21 now.

Monday, July 10, 2017


[Courtesy of Dallas BBQ]

Via the EVG inbox...

Come out to Dallas BBQ and celebrate National Piña Colada Day today!

Even though piña coladas originated in San Juan, Puerto Rico, you don’t have to travel to the Caribbean for a delicious, refreshing piña colada. Stop by any of Dallas BBQ 10 popular locations throughout New York City to enjoy DBBQ most popular piña coladas, the ‘Blue Hawaii’ with blue raspberry flavor or if your taste buds wants something a bit stronger, try the ‘Beach Bomb,’ a Blue Hawaii topped with frozen pineapple crush with a healthy shot of 151.

No need to go to the beach, stop by Dallas BBQ today and celebrate National Piña Colada Day TEXAS-SIZE!

Dallas BBQ is on the corner of Second Avenue and St. Mark's Place.

Friday, April 22, 2016

Prince tribute at Dallas BBQ?

Or maybe just a coincidence here on Second Avenue and St. Mark's Place.

Photo by EVG Dallas BBQ correspondent Steven

Wednesday, October 21, 2015

Thanksgiving dining deal season underway

[Photo yesterday by EVG Dining Correspondent Steven]

We're just five weeks out now to Thanksgiving … and Dallas BBQ on Second Avenue at St. Mark's Place just might be the first local restaurant to fire up its Thanksgiving Dinner Specials… the Thanksgiving Dinner Banner arrived on the sidewalk yesterday…

Looks like a good deal for $15.99, though, strangely, nothing will be BBQ'd.

Friday, August 7, 2015

Dallas BBQ is back in BBQ action

As we first reported back on June 16, Con Ed shut off gas service to the building at 37 1/2 St. Mark's Place … including retail tenant Dallas BBQ at the corner of Second Avenue. Con Ed reportedly found multiple gas leaks in the building.

Apparently all is well again. The slab slingers are BBQ joint is back in action today… Who's buying the first round of 151 Beach Bombs?

Tuesday, June 16, 2015

Gas leak shutters Dallas BBQ, leaves residents without hot water and cooking gas

Bad news at 37 1/2 St. Mark's Place. Con Ed has shut off gas service to the building, including Dallas BBQ, after discovering a gas leak in the basement here at Second Avenue.

A reader shared these photos, including this note to residents from Kenco Realty Management:

Due to an unexpected gas leak in the basement of our building, Con Edison has shut off the gas supply to the entire building. This is not good news. We tried our best to persuade them otherwise, but because of the explosion across the street, they err on the side of over caution.

And the timeline:

The bottom line is we do not expect to have the hot water restored for days. We do not expect the cooking gas restored for weeks.

Updated 1:30

Gothamist has a statement from a Dallas BBQ spokesperson:

"Unfortunately, the building our restaurant is located in on St. Marks had a scheduled plumbing inspection yesterday and did not pass with Con Ed. We are working to resolve the plumbing violations and pass an inspection as soon as possible. Hopefully, we will be open in the next few days, if not a couple weeks, but it is too soon to tell."

Saturday, February 14, 2015

Dallas BBQ is for lovers

The scene on Second Avenue and St. Mark's Place via Derek Berg...

Friday, January 22, 2010

Dallas BBQ unveils new to-go containers

OK, OK... they're just remodeling their to-go portion of the place on St. Mark's Place.

Friday, April 3, 2009

Hey, who's meeting me at the Q?

Not to play into stereotypes, but I haven't met too many fellows who wear boots like that and drink frozen pineapple drinks.