Smoke Joint--Ofiicially Open Yet?
- abu applesauce Nov 16, 2006 03:37 PM
Will they be open this Fri night? I'll be in F Green and would love to check it out...
its open, and i think it's really good, although it seems to depend what you order.
my first trip, i got the pulled chicken sandwich (although, i think they call it something besides "pulled") and the mac and cheese.
both were very good.
second trip, i got the bbq'd shrimp and the baked beans.
i liked the beans, and they had good chunks of sausage or pork in them,
but the shrimp just seemed like boiled shrimp in the shell with bbq poured on them,
and they were rather pricey.
i will definitely go back.
the set up ad atmosphere is nice too.
a good combination of take out/counter service, but with a pretty nice sit down area.
re: abu applesauce
BRISCUIT???...or did you really mean BISCUIT???...I see you've been on the Board.
Either way, I had my first SJ experience last night and the jury is still out on the big ribs - nice genuine smoke, but a little gamey...also on the greens, which were not bitter and seemed sugared up.
The "tips" and beans were my favorites - smokin' success! Really enjoyed the randomness of the meat cuts and full-flavor. OTOH, the chicken-wings ($7 for seven wings) seemed as if just boiled and sauced-over. Could be a bit more creative and generous with these.
I'm going to return soon and get around to everything eventually, especially that b-r-i-s-k-e-t.
Went once with a friend about a week ago. Nice guys, nice space. Food-wise:
Baby (got) back ribs -- the best ribs I've had in NYC. Not the sauce or smoking or cooking per se, but the meat itself.
The regular ribs -- good, but a bit too fatty for me.
The fries -- just fine, but need to be a bit crispier. Or even better, change from those uninspired crinkle-cuts to something a bit more rustic.
The baked beans -- the only real disappointment. Too bland, not sweet enough, too much fatty meat in there and kinda mealy. Blah.
Peter in the Heights