Defending $25/lb brisket
So Delaney BBQ just open doing Aaron Franklin style brisket here in NY. He's charging $25/lb which is pretty standard for NYC. Don't tell me about some shack in the middle of no-where selling godlike BBQ for $4/lb. That dude wouldn't survive 3 mins in NYC at those prices. If you click on my site below you'll see I've traveled to plenty of very obscure little towns to eat bbq.
Plus Delaney's doing it all wood, off set smoking unlike some the gassers we go in town. It didn't surprise me that much that there were plenty of haters at those prices as most people don't know squat about BBQ. They think Chili's and Tony Roma's serve BBQ. What surprised me were some BBQ fans who thought that was too expensive.
I just looked up the price of a run down dump of a pizzeria. They sell Spaghetti with meatballs @ $10. Assuming you get 1/2 a lb of pasta, some waterdown sauce and a microwaved meatball, you're effectively paying $20 a pound for garbage. We just don't think of food weight wise.
If people are willing to pay that much money for garbage, it's kinda odd that they wouldn't see that $25 a pound isn't all that much of a premium. Not too many people I know can eat pound of cooked meat.
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