A high-profile celebrity chef often called “the winningest man in barbeque” has started serving his in-house smoked meats and more out of space along the main drag in Hoboken.
Back in February, we reported on the imminent arrival of Myron Mixon’s Pitmaster Barbeque at 618 Washington Street. The Georgia-born chef whose name adorns the storefront has published four cookbooks and appeared on a multitude of television shows over the years, including a regular stint on Discovery’s Destination America and Cooking Channel.
Mixon started honing his barbeque craft way back in 1996, winning over 200 barbecue competitions that include 30 state championships, eight Team of the Year awards, 11 national championships, a first-place finish at the Jack Daniels World Championship Invitational Barbeque Competition, and five top prizes at the World Championship at Memphis.
Mixon opened the first Pitmaster Barbeque restaurant in Alexandra, Virginia in 2016 and his Hoboken restaurant was a big enough deal that Eater NY placed it on their list of NYC’s Most Anticipated Restaurant Openings for Fall 2021, putting the eatery alongside Razza in the cannon of New Jersey spots that New York media outlets will acknowledge.
The just-opened restaurant features counter-style service with indoor seating for 42 guests, who can take in a Myron Mixon 72XCC wood smoker while dining. Mixon’s most recent barbecue trophy from the 2021 Memphis in May World Championships is on display at the restaurant, which cooks all their meats in smokers filled with hickory and oak wood.
Standouts at Myron Mixon’s Pitmaster Barbeque include baby back ribs, a smoked half chicken, beef brisket, pulled pork, and smoked house-made sausage. For those who skip the meat, a handful of vegetarian and vegan options are available as are sides like dry-rubbed wings, baby back mac ‘n’ cheese, buffalo pork rinds, Brunswick Stew, Peach BBQ Baked Beans, and cupcake cornbread.
Joining Myron to operate his Hoboken venture are partners Steven Coven and Eric Cohen, the former of which operated the now-shuttered Sushi House on First Street in Hoboken for 16 years. The BYOB restaurant operates from 11:30 a.m. until 10:00 p.m. Monday through Thursday, closing at 11:00 p.m. on Fridays and Saturdays. Sunday service will run from 11:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m.