Neighborhood Eats

John Brown's smokehouse rub

Friday, October 12, 2012

If BBQ had a tune, Josh Bowen could play it. He's the man behind John Brown Smokehouse in Long Island City.

John brown was an abolitionist who had nothing to do with BBQ, but josh admired his principles and named his cafeteria-style restaurant for him.

He serves up ribs, the pork belly, the rib tips, the chicken, and the pulled pork sandwiches, but the burnt ends are the biggest seller.


John Brown's smokehouse rub recipe:

1 cup brown sugar
1 cup raw sugar
1 /4 cup butcher pepper
½ cup paprika
½ cup salt
1/8 cup garlic powder
1/8 cup onion powder
1/8 cup allspice
1/8 cup coffee (ground)
1/8 cup celery seed
1/8 cup chili powder

Combine all ingredients and use for your favorite meat.
Rub on all sides and let sit for at least several hours before grilling or smoking.

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