Het neuyawk, I live in a very nice semi-custom 3 bedroom, 2.5 bath home with a two car garage in the Dallas burbs with a Mortgage payment of $516 per month. I can live here dirt cheap compared to NYC, but I enjoy every single day I spend in that city, because it is a huge adventure. There is so much to do in NYC, and so much to eat in NYC.
If somebody is doing Texas Hill Country quality brisket in NYC for $25 a pound, IMO that's a really good deal. They are probably doing it in less than half the space of a Hill Country BBQ joint, and paying twice as much for that space.
Hopefully, Delaney BBQ is representing Texas brisket properly, as it is the signature BBQ item for the state. $25 per pound is a whole lot cheaper than a round-trip flight to Austin and a hotel room.