I don't know what it is, but New York LOVES Texas. Maybe it's the large number of emigres, or the lust for authenticity that so often infects us. Anyway, there are more than a few bars and restaurants devoted to Lone Star folkways. Here are the best of them.
There's nothing especially Texan about this rotisserie, which nonetheless produces a fine chicken.
A tiny spot where Texas emigres can enjoy secret cravings in peace.
A tribute to the great barbecues of the Texas hill country in general, and Kreuz Market in particular, this spectacularly big opereration is actually better than many of its models (though not the best of them.) The sides are lame, and the brisket sometimes too fatty, but almost everything is redolent of post oak and perfectly seasoned. Look out especially for the fantastic cheese and jalapeno sausage imported directly from Kreuz's.
Helmed by one of the co-founders of Momofuku, this is Brooklyn Lardcore at its best: hearty, unpretentious food cooked with special care and served in a rowdy setting.
A fine, underrated chicken joint that deserves special recognition for its country sides.
Come for the live music, stay for the country cooking, which tastes like Threadgills North.
a/k/a the Cowgirl Hall of Fame, this Texas-themed lesbian bar is as cool as ever and a true NYC classic.
A skeevy, Texas-themed dive, Doc Holliday's isn't for everyone (and nobody over 25) but there are those who truly love it.
Food blogger Daniel Delaney has created a cult following for his Brooklyn BBQ, and the art direction and spirit really is all that. But the brisket isn't yet worthy of its Texas models, I'm sorry to say.
One of the city's most authentic Texas eateries, this Brooklyn tribute to Austin style Tex-Mex hits the spot for any Texas transplant.