Pitmaster Josh Bowen’s Alchemy, Texas Closed in Queens

Frogs' legs: No longer hoppening.
Frogs' legs: No longer hoppening. Photo: Bobby Doherty/New York Magazine

The barbecued frogs’ legs, goat ribs, and brisket have come to an abrupt end in the old Ranger Texas Barbecue space in Jackson Heights. “We had a pop up lease and were just kind of having fun. Lease is up and it just isn’t a tenable spot long term,” Josh Bowen writes on the spot’s Facebook page, hinting that Alchemy may open somewhere else. In the meantime, Bowen’s still smoking at his other restaurant in Long Island City. [Alchemy, Texas BBQ/Facebook via Eater, Related, Earlier]