The newest location of MQ at 75 Greenwich Ave. is practically across the street from us, so we decided to give it a try when we needed a late dinner last week. We have walked past the East Village location many times on the way to other restaurants, but we are not barbeque afficionados, and as the clientele looked to us like a lot of doofuses, we never gave it a thought. We normally think of dining out as a leisurely meal with table service, so this sort of casual fast food format wasn’t something we could see going out of our way for.
Well, now that we have one closer to home, we could find out what we were missing. The food is exceptional, and cheap to boot! If there is a wait for a table, we could just take the food home, so this will be a great option when we just want something quick and delicious.
I had the smoked sausage, which was excellent, but the brisket that Stanley had was to die for. I can see why it gets so much praise. The barbeque sauce was a nice enhancement. The pickled cucumbers and the cole slaw were also just right, and I liked the sweet potato casserole even though I am usually not a fan of sweet potatoes, or potatoes in general for that matter. We liked the selection of beers on tap. The Founders Dirty Bastard Ale was a great choice.