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Izzy's Smokehouse is cookin' on the Upper West Side

March 2, 2021, 7:35.30 pm ET


Izzy's Smokehouse is already drawing crowds on the Upper West Side for its popular barbecue.  The Kosher BBQ joint located on Amsterdam Avenue near 92nd Street is known for its fantastic barbecue ribs prepared several ways, along with beef brisket and funky appetizers that draw inspiration from Asia and Mexico. They include things like Pulled Beef Egg Rolls with cabbage, carrots and caramelized onions served with sweet & sour sauce, Korean Chicken Bites served with a Korean sweet sauce, and Smoked Brisket Tacos made with corn tortillas topped with pico de gallo and horseradish mayo.
At the spacious restaurant, food is served on flat trays lined with butcher paper. You will also need plenty of napkins as you dive hands first into those smokey ribs.
The beefy lineup includes 18-hour smoked prime brisket, pulled beef infused with BBQ sauce, and burnt ends twice dipped in BBQ sauce. There's also smoked chicken. Looking for something a bit more substantial try one of four different types of ribs on the menu, including premium Dino Ribs (bulky smoked short ribs), Back Ribs (smoked an glazed with house BBQ sauce), Lamb Ribs (fatty and topped with caramelized onions) and Thai Sticky Ribs (back ribs glazed with a Thai-inspired ginger and hoisin sauce).
Diners will also find sandwiches like pulled beef, smoked fried chicken and loaded chili sausage. Burgers and hot wings also make an appearance on the menu, along with sides like candied sweet potato, baked beans, mashed potatoes and house pickles served with red cabbage.

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Izzy's Smokehouse is located at 660 Amsterdam Ave, New York NY (347) 425-0524