Pride and Joy BBQ Inches Closer to Opening, But Without Myron Mixon

Some signs point to a honky-tonky opening this fall.
Some signs point to a honky-tonky opening this fall.Photo: Courtesy Lord_of_Q/Twitter

The new operators at the old Lucky Cheng’s space at 24 First Avenue have scored the liquor licenses they had sought to serve from three bars inside its three-floor dining room, DNAinfo reports, but as suggested earlier, acclaimed pitmaster Myron Mixon won’t be bringing his dry rubs anywhere near the East Village restaurant because of a lawsuit. It’s still unclear what the restaurant’s five partners will do to forge ahead without the barbecue ace, but in any event, the restaurant will serve food until 4 a.m. once it’s open, a provision requested by Community Board 3 Manhattan during a meeting last week. The restaurant hasn’t yet announced an opening date. [DNAinfo, Earlier, Earlier]