Brisket King® NYC 2024 Recap

Avellino Family Barbecue Wins Brisket King® NYC

Pitmaster Leland Avellino (right) was crowned the Brisket King of NYC on Wednesday. (Photo by Sean Ludwig)

This year’s Brisket King NYC was hosted at Pig Beach BBQ in Queens, and hundreds of hungry New York and New Jersey residents came together to taste-test some of the best brisket dishes in the region. Both established names and newcomers brought the heat.

Avellino Family Barbecue served up a perfect brisket sandwich on brioche bread that was cooked with beef fat. (Photo by Chris Gampat / The Phoblographer)

The runner-up for Brisket King 2024 was Brooklyn-based Smoke Sweats. Anthony Scerri, the most humorous pitmaster around, keeps getting better and better as he competes more, and his brisket was some of the most flavorful I’ve had in a long time.

Read on for all the winners and more from NYCBBQ.

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