Is the guy running Delaney the same guy who bought John Mueller's old pit, from Aaron Franklin a couple years ago? I heard that the guy who bought the pit was starting up doing briskets.
$25 a pound isn't at all bad for brisket in New York, especially if he is in NYC proper. You just cannot compare cooking at home to buying brisket in NYC. A lot of folks there do not have the option to cook outdoors at all, many don't even have the space to have a gas grill.
I am not certain, but, I think most places in the San Francisco Bay Area are getting north of $20 a pound for brisket, good, bad or indifferent.
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