Tuesday, February 27, 2007


Okay, back by popular demand...... by one person. I'm finally updating my food blog. I'll try to be better about this. This is a post for my favorite BBQ place in NYC. I've tried a few others that some have claimed to be better, but sadly they do not compare. This place is located right off of Time Square on 44th St. 152 West 44th to be exact. My friend Warren likes to claim that he discovered the place. But, he likes to claim a lot of things that only take place in his mind. For example, like claiming that he won at billiards against me even tho he's won at most 5 games out of hundreds. It never fails. If you ever meet him, ask him. It's quite amusing. Anyway, back to Virgils. I'm not one to spend too much for a meal all the time. Especially, since I've picked up my own place. So, I stick with the sandwich section. Tho their dinner plates are very good too. I haven't had anything bad here. But, you have to be ready to stuff yourself... or be ready to take home a doggy bag. And, your arteries should be in a healthy condition. There are some dishes here that require a month to recover from, but they're so good.... if you like having that heavy delicious "bad for you" food once in a while. One of these dishes is the Train Wreak Fries. It's a plate of fries that is covered in chilli(I think), cheese, sour cream, bacon bits, jalapeno peppers, and scallions. YUM!! Make sure you have plenty of people to share it with. A good habit that Warren and I have developed from eating at Virgils pretty frequently is to walk at the very least to the 34th St. subway stations before even attempting to sit on a subway. We've made our way as far as the Canal St. N and R. It really helps move the digestion process along. :) This is where I'd usually include a picture of the food. But, my plate was empty before realizing that I had forgotten to take a picture. Sorry! I may add a picture later.

Food: Delicious, but be ready for some heavy food.
Recommended: Sweet tea, hush puppies(classic), train wreak fries(heavy!), catfish poboy, burgers, Virgils pig out(good for 2), peanut butter pie(best I've had), ice cream sandwich(yum!)
Price: I would say medium. Prepare to spend from $20 to $25 per person. That includes the sweet tea, main dish, and dessert.
Environment: Dimly lit wood structure with ads and pictures posted all over the walls. Usually, pretty crowded. Not good if you're in a hurry.
Service: Is usually very friendly. It may be a bit slow at busy times.