I'm in the mood for chicken!!!

Real Estate Agent with EXIT Realty Services- New Paltz, NY

I can't think of barbecued chicken without thinking of Brooks House of Bar-B-Q in Oneonta, New York. I've been going to Brooks since I was a kid everytime we'd go to my grandfather's cabin in Gilbertsville.

Over the last 50+ years Brooks has grown from a small catering company, to a barbecue concession stand, to a restaurant, banquet hall and barbecue sauce production company. About a half hour from Cooperstown and National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum, the restaurant has a display case with famous baseball players who've eaten there- including my favorite, Derek Jeter. Even Food Network's Rachael Ray included Brooks in her Cooperstown episode of "$40 a Day". They'll cater parties up to 100 miles from Oneonta- so even if you don't live or go to college there, they can bring a taste of Brooks to you. Or you can make it yourself- you can go to their website and order your own sauce.

During my family's Labor Day trip to the cabin, we had to stop at Brooks. I had the chicken and ribs combo- even though they're famous for their chicken, I can‘t pass up the ribs. And for dessert I had the most delicious strawberry shortcake. Wow, my mouth is watering already. So, if you're planning a visit to anywhere in the Leatherstocking region of New York, definitely make a stop at Brooks. Or better yet, plan a trip to Brooks and then stop at the other attractions in the area- like that National Baseball Hall of Fame and Howe Caverns!!!

Nathan enjoying his hot dog!!!

Drew at Brooks

Drew eating some chicken he grabbed off my plate!!!

My neices at Brooks

My necies, Daniele, Molly and Mia smiling bright for the camera!!!

Brooks House of Bar-B-Q

A lot of food came out, but when we were finished, there wasn't much left except for big pile of napkins!!!

Brooks says it has the largest indoor charcoal pit in the east, and possiblity the country!!!

Out behind the restaurant is the banquet hall, picnic area, playground, gift shop and ice cream parlor!!!


Barbara Carter and Becky Cook

Mother/Daughter Team Real Estate Two Together For You

ExiT Realty Services 10 Main Street Suite 424 New Paltz, NY 12561

Barbara (845) 505-3160 Becky (845) 853-4210 Office (845) 255-HOME

On the web: www.UlsterNYHomes.com    e-mail:  UlsterHomes@yahoo.com

Comments (6)

Laurie Mindnich
Centennial, CO

1. Beautiful kids.

2. I'm now hungry for chicken. That place looks GREAT, and if I'm ever in your neck of the woods, I'm there!

Sep 03, 2008 03:39 AM
Melody Botting
Broker Associate PenFed Realty - San Antonio, TX
You Deserve The Best

I didn't know people from NY ate BBQ.  Thanks for enlightening me.

Gorgeous children!!!

Sep 03, 2008 03:51 AM
Becky Cook
EXIT Realty Services- New Paltz, NY - Highland, NY
Ulster County, NY- New Paltz, Highland, Marlboro, NY Real Estate

Options-  Thanks, I think they're beautiful too!!!  It is delicious.. I can smell it now!!!

Melody- it's hard to find a really good BBQ place- this one is about 2 hours from my house, but about a half hour from my dad's cabin, so when ever we're up there, we have to stop in!!

Sep 03, 2008 05:50 AM
Barbara Carter
Century 21 Alliance Realty Group - Highland, NY
Serving Your Real Estate Needs in the Hudson Valle

Yummy- This is the best BBQ I have ever had!

I love the pictures of the Fab 5.......They are the cutest!

Sep 03, 2008 06:58 AM
Don Rogers
Keller Williams Realty Chesterfield - O'Fallon, MO
Realtor, Broker, CDPE, GRI, OnullFallon MO & St Charles County MO homes

Hey Becky,

looks like the family had a great time.  Nothing like a big plate of ribs-YUMMO!!

Sep 03, 2008 10:13 PM
Fran Gaspari
Patriot Land Transfer, Inc. - Limerick, PA
"The Title Man" - Title Insurance - PA & NJ


What a great looking family! And I think you give us a run for the money for messiest table after family dinner!!! LOL, Thanks,   Fran

Sep 05, 2008 03:59 PM