The Brother Jimmy’s BBQ location in Murray Hill is considered their “flagship store” and one of the few eateries in NYC with permission to smoke meats in their basement. On top of that, they are one of the few restaurants able to spit roast a full size pig, something they did in honor of their fifth birthday recently. VIPS from the food press as well as longtime neighborhood customer came to eat the hog “on the house”! (Bet you can’t name too many people who would have a party where anyone in the neighborhood could turn up and eat for free.)
|Wooden Pigs Hanging|
I love the casual atmosphere of Brother Jimmy’s including the vintage Southern roadside art and signs that are hanging up all over the place. The Murray Hill location features an upstairs Skeeball machine in mint condition, as well as two downstairs by the private dining rooms. I recently went on a Sunday afternoon with my sister Carolyn Blocher, niece Charlotte Blocher (who came up from Northern Virginia on the Amtrak train and wanted to celebrate her tenth birthday with some good BBQ), as well as her best friend Celina Glenn, also 10.
|Southern Ribs with Brussels Sprouts, Cornbread and Sweet Potato Fries|
|Northern Ribs with Regular and Sweet Potato Fries|
|Apple Pie with Max & Mina Vanilla Ice Cream|
We here at financefoodie.com hope to see you and your rugrats at Brother Jimmy’s soon—especially if you need a really big Southern drink after chasing your kids around all day. The alcoholic drinks at are served in mason jars, so you not only get quality, you get quantity. (Let me add that for teetotalers, they have the wonderful Boylan’s Sodas here including the famous.
Brother Juimmy's Murray Hill
181 Lexington Ave
New York, NY 10016
Cuisine: American BBQ
Photos: Anne Raso