"To our friends and patrons, it is with sadness that I must inform you that as of December 31st RUB has closed. We enjoyed the past 8 years of making new friends and fans of our barbecue but the universe has spoken and we must abide. We look forward to the future and wish everyone a happy and prosperous new year."
Those of you who are sad about the demise of the Righteous Urban Barbecue can still hit up Dallas BBQ across the street (though, for some reason we think it just isn't the same). Village Voice critic Robert Sietsema predicted that 2013 will have even more exciting 'cue in store, so at least you'll have something to look forward to through your smoky tears.