Looks like The City of New York has stepped in to examine how Bed Stuy-based Kings County Barbecue Truck owner Chris McGee makes ends meet from serving burnt ends. A few weeks back, the pitmaster’s Twitter went dark, and one week ago the truck’s Facebook page was updated with the following wall post: "Kings County BBQ is sorry about the absence. The "man" is demanding the truck do its part to balance the city budget! Have to clear up some administrative nuisance before we are smoking again. Hopefully soon, but not likely real soon. Keep posted." McGee—who is originally from KCMO but also cooked at Jean-Georges and Blue Smoke—is known for his apple-brined wings, pulled pork, and duly serving all BBQ with “pickles and white bread for mopping up the sauce.” Reached earlier today, McGee declined to comment; in the meantime, we'll speculate that any smoked brisket loving lawyers might eventually benefit by befriending the pitmaster on Facebook.
Kings County Barbecue Down, But Not For The Count
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