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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...

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    packjev Nov 16, 2006 03:59 PM

    Yep, it's open.

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      abu applesauce Nov 16, 2006 04:04 PM

      Thanks. I am assuming this isn't a reservation place...

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      Happygirl Nov 16, 2006 04:06 PM

      Nope. Counter service. Tables are first come first serve.

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        Get In My Belly Nov 16, 2006 05:01 PM

        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.

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          abu applesauce Nov 16, 2006 06:05 PM

          sounds good to me. i recall reading the briscuit is very good.

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            parkslopemama Nov 16, 2006 06:11 PM

            The "ends" or "tips" (I forgot what they call it) are good.

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              Mike R. Nov 17, 2006 08:16 PM

              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.

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                abu applesauce Nov 20, 2006 01:47 PM

                meant brisket
                never made it though

          2. subinai Nov 16, 2006 07:53 PM

            where is this? info?

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              abu applesauce Nov 16, 2006 09:24 PM

              south elliot btwn fulton and lafayette.
              i've never been--i've only read about it on CH

            2. Peter Nov 16, 2006 10:16 PM

              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

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                Beans Nov 20, 2006 08:12 PM

                Anyone have a phone number for Smoke Joint?

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                  culprit Nov 23, 2006 12:32 AM

                  Wow, is this what took the Cambodian's place???

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                    Get In My Belly Nov 23, 2006 03:33 PM

                    yup. this is the new cambodian cuisine. people seem to have mixed opinions about the cambodian place, but i, for one, was sad to see it go. but, i am definitely happy with what replaced it.

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