Let's do some math here, you will be surprised what it cost when you or I cook the food.
This is KC prices, inflate as necessary to make NY prices.
12 pound packer at $3 per pound = $36
This probably actually yields 7 pounds of meat.
Fuel for the cook $6
Paper Towels/Gloves/Aluminum Foil $2
Disposable Cutting Board $1
Cost for capitial expense of buying the Smoker Cooker, cutlery, temp control $5-$50 depending on how much you spent and how often you use it.
BBQ Sauce $2
I am sure I am missing stuff, but we are at between $56-$100 for that 7 pounds of meat so between $8-$14 per pound of cost. That doesn't cover any labor, overhead or profit AND those are Kansas City Prices.
$25 in NYC for good brisket is a very reasonable price.
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