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'We're partial to the smokey, meaty ribs, but you could put the restaurant's superlative homemade barbecue sauce (secret recipe, naturally) on a Slim Jim and it'd still be pretty tasty.'

— New York
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'Far north of the nation's Barbecue Belt, Williamsburg, starting to feel like the Barbecue Brooch. Its latest jewel - MABLE'S SMOKEHOUSE - brings to town the smoky style of Oklahoma City.'

— Betsy Andrews
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'Best New Barbecue Restaurants'

— Food & wine
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'Friends of Eater Name the Top Newcomers of 2011'

— Eater
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'The sliced brisket, in particular, is superb-rimmed with fat, smoke-ringed, and nicely chewy.'Gosh, I love this place!'

— Robert Sietsema'
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'A good brisket is hard to find north of the Mason-Dixon line, but luckily Mable's brings the beef: nicely fatty, lip-smackingly smoky, and over the top when taken for a dip in the prized family-recipe house sauce.'

— The L magazine
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'For a roadside BBQ joint with everything but the Dalton, check out Mable's.'

— Thrillist
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'The SAVEUR 100: The New Classics'

— Saveur
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'Drink This: Spiked Cherry Limeade at Mable's Smokehouse'And it's just delicious. I recommend having one (or two. Or three.) with a Frito pie on a hot day.'

— Paper
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'100 Best New York Restaurants: BBQ & Soul Food'The mac and cheese, made with gobs of Velveeta, is catnip for neo-rednecks...'

— Jay Cheshes
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A glitzy Dolly Parton look-alike contest is back in Brooklyn this weekend

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There's still time to enter the competition.

— Rossilynne Skena Culgan
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Inside wild Dolly Parton look-alike contest where outfits cost $3,000 and you can pin the Botox on Kenny Rogers

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At New York City's Mable's Smokehouse, Dolly's biggest fans spend thousands on outfits, spout country music knowledge, and compete to out lasso their rivals to take home the sought-after crown.

— Forrest McFarland
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I Beg Your Parton: Williamsburg Restaurant Hosts Dolly Parton Look-Alike Contest

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Now in its sixth year, the contest drew eight contestants and a crowd of Dolly Parton enthusiasts to Brooklyn.

— Dustin Lin
Sequinette Jaynesfield winner of the 2023 Dolly Parton Look-Alike Competition