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Wandering Que

Traveling Texas Kosher BBQ
0Voted BRISKET KING OF NYC in 2016 - The Wandering Que has been leading the Kosher BBQ Renaissance since our first BBQ Pop-up years ago in the Riverdale - The Bronx - NY.  We travel the Tri-State and country offering our award winning Kosher Texas at street and music festivals as well as through partnerships with local Non-Profit organizations as Fundraising - single day Pop-Up restaurants serving many communities who lack any kosher options.  Our prized BBQ Trailer is a Texas Style Wood Burning BBQ Rig made by Gatorpit BBQ Pits of Houston Texas and is operated by Texan Born Pitboss Ari White and the talented team at Gemstone Catering- proudly serving NYC & the Tri-State Area

We operate under the Rabbinical Supervision of the STAR-K, a globally recognized Kashrut organization under the auspices of the Vaad Ha'Rabonim of Baltimore.   

Look for us WEEKLY, every Sunday at a NYC street fair or Pop-UP near you
where we will continue to serve our award winning slow smoked Texas BBQ.

Available for corporate catering, Shul, school & non-profit fundraisers.
Full service catering available for 25-2500 guests.

2017 Pop-Up and
Street Fair location Updates


January 15th - BBQ in Da Heights
Mt Sinai Jewish Center - Washington Heights
135 Bennet Ave - NYC
12-8PM with Full Indoor Service and Seating


January 29th - BBQ Pop-Up comes to Ct
Bi-Cultural Day School
2186 High Ridge RdStamford, Ct
12-8PM with Full Indoor Service and Seating

February 4th - SUPERBOWL 51
Kingsway Jewish Center
2810 Nostrand Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 11234
Pre-Order Pickups available at 12pm
Dine-in and Takeout Service from 11am Thru Kick-off at 6:30pm

  February 13th
Royal Wine Kosher Food & Wine Experience
Pier 60 - Chelsea Piers - NYC

March 5th - BBQ Pop-Up in Teaneck
Jewish Center of Teaneck
70 Sterling Place - Teaneck - NJ
12-8Pm

March 19th - West Hemptsead FireHouse
 
Hosted by and benefiting the West Hempstead Fire Department
259 Hempstead Turnpike, West Hempstead NY
12-8PM with Demonstrations by the WHFD
 Fire Trucks open for Kids to play on and learn about
12-8PM

April 2nd - Forrest Hills Street Festival
Arts, Crafts, Children Rides and Entertainment
Queens Blvd - 70th Road to Yellowstone
NYC - 12-6pm


April 23rd - Spring Pop-Up NYC
Boutique NYC Festival and Street Fair
Pier 60 - Chelsea Piers - NYC
Amsterdam Ave - Between 66th-72nd Streets
12-6PM

April 30th - 26th Annual UWS Broadway
Street Festival
Broadway between 96th - 106th Streets - NYC
Fun for the Whole Family!
11-6PM

May 7th - UWS Street Festival
90th and Broadway
Street Fair - Broadway between 86th-93rd Streets - NYC
11-6PM

May 14th - LAG BA'OMER / Mother's Day in NYC
At Columbus Circle
Broadway between 60th & 61st Street
12-6PM

May 21st - Park Slope / Brooklyn
5th Ave between Sterling Pl and St. Johns Pl
12-6pm


May 29th - Memorial Day Cedarlane
Street Festival - Teanceck NJ
12-6PM

June 4th - NYC Street Festival
Visit us after the Israel Day Parade
68th And Broadway
11-6pm


June 11th - Young Israel of Oceanside
Long Island BBQ Pop-UP
150 Waukena Ave, Oceanside NY  11572
12-8pm

June 15th - Whisky Jewbilee
Studio 450 - 450 West 30th Street - NYC
Get Your Tickets online at www.whiskyjewbilee.com


July 2nd - The Hampton Synagogue
Hamptons Independence Day Weekend
154 Sunset Ave - Westhampton Beach, New York - 11978
12-8pm

July 9th - TBA

July 16th - TBA

July 23rd - TBA

August 6th - TBA

August 13th - TBA

August 20th - TBA

August 27th - Hava Nagrilla BBQ Competition
Philadelphia, PA. 

August 29th - Tasty Tuesday - Tribeca - NYC
Beach Street between Greenwich and Hudson Streets
11-6PM

September 3-4 
Labor Day Weekend in the Hamptons
More info to Follow

September 10th - TBA

September 17th - TBA

October 1st - 92Y Street Festival - NYC
Royal Wine Kosher Food & Wine Experience
Lexington between 87th and 91st Streets - NYC
12-6PM

October 22nd - UWS Fall Festival
Mort and Ray Street Festival
Broadway between 86th-96th Streets
Pier 60 - Chelsea Piers - NYC


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Many Many More Dates And Locations
to be Announced SOON
 


A letter of explanation regarding the name change of Hakadosh BBQ by the Pitboss:


A lot of hubbub has surrounded my recent decision to rename my prized 4700lb Texas made BBQ Smoker and I would like to set the story strait.  Three of my four babies were named on Sukkot.   Asher Elimelech had his bris followed by a huge Gemstone catered lunch at Orach Chaim nearly six years back.  Three years later my second son Yoav Oz was named again during Sukkot at his bris (which I did myself=) followed by a Seussian inspired -Green Eggs & "Ham" bbq breakfast in the Sukkah at my HQ in Yonkers, the Lincoln Park Jewish Center.  While my third son (Nadiv Israel) was still incubating within my wife who was on bedrest at Columbia Pres Hospital at the time, the name Hakadosh BBQ came to one of my guests in between zmirot during 1st night's dinner, inspired in the sukkah surrounded by a feast of friends enjoying a phenomenal bottle of good ol' southern bourbon.   From the moment the name left Benji's lips, I knew it was what I wanted to name my new smoker - an 18ft "Stalker" model bbq rig made in Houston Texas by the ever so talented guys at Gator Pits.   Over the 10 months to follow, the very nature of my business would take wild expansionary turns resulting in the pitcrew we currently have servicing the NYC area with pop-ups and the weekly Sunday street fairs.

 H'kBBQ was never meant to be the name of any business as we operated then and still under the dual titles of "got cholent? Inc", our Shabbat oriented wing as well as Gemstone Catering, our on and offsite boutique catering branch.  I took on the name on facebook and twitter as part of our ever active online marketing and left it at that.  Ten months of work in and around the metro area and we never heard so much as a peep.   In fact the name, at least for those who got the pun, was generally received with great humor and praise.  Our most recent pop-up in Philadelphia however, a fundraiser for the Kohelet Yehiva and their Yoetzet program, proved to be a game changer as it seems that angry mail began pouring into the STAR-K offices aghast in outrage and condemnation for what was viewed as the trivialization - chas v'chalila - of the The Name of The Holy One, Blessed Be He.  This matter was brought to my attention just before our competing this past weekend, also under the team name Hakadosh BBQ in the Long Island Kosher BBQ Competition and quite honestly left me unsettled all Shabbas long.  My epiphany came while meeting and speaking with one of the judges charged with scoring booth names and designs.  He too found himself offended by what he deemed as irreverence of God's name and scored us accordingly, which as an aside cost us 1st place and the Grand Champion trophy.  This judge struck me as good man, mamish, and I had deeply offended him.   I left the corporate world so that I could do something I love and literally bring greater joy to people.   We cater weddings, bar/bat Mitzvahs, meals and kiddushes for Shabbat and work with dozens of charitable and worthy organizations facilitating many of their fundraising events.  Every one of these gigs in some way works towards the goal of making this world of ours an ever so slightly better place.   The answer, in my eyes, was crystal clear. 

 I am in the business of making people be b'Simcha, not offending their deepest beliefs and personal paths towards praising daily The Almighty.   I'd like to see my part in bringing the Southern traditions of my youth to NY streets as a Kiddush Hashem and not the very opposite.  With that said, it is the mutual opinion of the Vaad HaRabonim of Baltimore, aka the STAR-K, and myself that we find a better suited name for my budding business now, rather then waiting to offend even more people in the weeks and B'sD years to come.  This is by no means an OU/Jezebel sort of scandal.  Nor has their been any sort of intimidation, ultimatums or threats of any kind by the STAR-K.  I am happy with having the quality and authenticity of my food speak for itself and don't need any gimmicks or shock marketing to get people to follow and frequent our pop-ups, street fairs and events.  I am sorry to those whom I have offended and look forward to continuing to bring NYC and surrounding areas the best damn BBQ they've ever experienced. 

Our schedule of dates and locations can still be found at www.gotcholent.com.      Our smokin' has just barely begun! 

b'Simcha Tamid

~Ari White
 
Chef/Owner ~ Gemstone Catering
Pitboss ~ Texas Roadside Smokehouse
Under the Supervision of the STAR-K
In house catering firm to the Lincoln Park Jewish Center
311 Central Park Ave ~ Yonkers ~ NY ~ 10704
t.  917.584.2310
f.  914.965.7557

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