By Rebecca Simzak
If you love pulled pork but aren’t a paper plate kind of girl, then Wildwood Barbeque might be just the place for you.
With the perfect blend of cornbread and cosmos, Wildwood offers all the classics: short ribs, pulled pork and brisket, as well as healthier options like their all natural applewood smoked chicken glazed with apricot barbecue sauce.
Unlike most barbeque spots that offer only beer and soda, Wildwood has a fully stocked 50-foot bar with signature cocktails like the Green Tea sour ($11) as well as specialty beers (Wildwood Organic Ale $8.50/pint, $24.50/pitcher)
Though the wait was a bit long (an extra 15 minutes after our reservation time) the food was excellent and the portions were very generous. My girlfriend and I started with the Jailhouse chili ($6.95) as an appetizer. A bit spicy, but very good, the chili comes in an adorable single serving cauldron (pictured above) and is topped with cheddar and sour cream.
As the chili was incredibly filling, we easily could’ve split one between the two of us, we decided to share the “Best of the Best” pit plate with smoked beef brisket and pulled pork ($24.50) which comes with an option of two sides. I highly recommend the baked beans with bacon and the brussel sprouts with sweet onion and bacon sauce.
We were way too full for dessert … but maybe next time 😉
Despite the wait and the somewhat cramped table space, the meal was excellent and the service was great. The fine staff even held a Cartier bracelet I had dropped from my purse when paying the bill and held it for me until the next day.
225 Park Avenue South at 18th Street
Rebecca Simzak is a beautiful NY Blonde living in Chelsea. She is 25 years old and works as a Design Director for Playboy.