Bar-B-Jews

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Photo: Jeremy Liebman for New York Magazine

We’ve spoken before about the curiosity of “Bar-B-Jews” helming the city’s most respected pits. Now a Jewish culture magazine takes a closer look at why exactly Marc Glosserman’s operation, Hill Country, reflects his Jewish heritage: “Despite how it sometimes feels, ours is not the only food-obsessed culture. But the brashness and audacity required to locate your childhood not where you physically grew up, but where your self-defined heritage is, and then to go to somewhat outrageous lengths to recreate it in a place as culturally far removed from your heart’s home as could be, strikes me as indelibly and unmistakably Jewish. As Jewish as, well, my mother’s brisket.” [Nextbook]