One rib has already been removed in the first photo, both to show how meaty they are and because I couldn't wait.
A quarter-slab of pork ribs ran $9, but it was a robust quarter-slab; long shreds of peppery mayoless slaw provided crunchy contrast. On my first visit I would have ordered the burnt ends, too, but by late afternoon on a nice day, both they and the rib tips were 86'ed, do note.
From a followup, noontime visit: burnt ends ($5.50, at $22 per pound), cut from beef brisket, are a staple of Kansas City barbecue. Like many John Brown items, they're accompanied by thick-sliced white bread. DIY quarter-pounder, anyone?
John Brown Smokehouse
10-43 44th Dr. (10th-11th Sts.), Long Island City, Queens