Good barbecue in North Jersey always seems to be the one that got away. In the last several years, restaurants specializing in barbecue have opened with great promise, only to close quickly or have the pitmaster move on.
Dave "Fink" Finkelstein was one of those pit masters. Fans may remember him from his days at Fink's Funky Chicken and Ribs in River Edge, which he closed in 2005. He went on to two barbecue joints just over the border in New York State — Bailey's Smokehouse in Blauvelt and Johnny's Smokehouse in Pearl River — before leaving restaurant work behind for catering.
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26 W. Madison Ave., Dumont