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anna banana Mar 27, 2007 07:05 AM

Hello,
I'll be going to see 12th Night on Saturday night, at BAM. After perusing the boards for recommendations, I've narrowed it down to 2 choices: The Smoke Joint or Pequena.
Here are my questions:
Does the Smoke Joint serve Alcohol?
Is Pequena so "pequena" that We'll have to wait for a table, and therefore be rushed to make a 7:30 Curtain (I'd like to be at the theatre no later than 7:15) ?
Thanks in advance--

  1. j
    jakeyd Mar 27, 2007 09:35 AM

    Smoke Joint has beer and maybe wine

    1. c
      Clinton Hiller Mar 27, 2007 11:16 AM

      After harshing on Smoke Joint, I recently went back, and it seems their "inconsistencies" are a thing of the past. I'd gladly recommend them. (Don't think they have wine, only (good) beers). Don't know about Pequena.

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        sam1 Mar 27, 2007 11:27 AM

        i was very disappointed by smoke joint. i havent returned so i cant say they cleaned up their act but id hesitate to say its much better than...gasp...biscuit bbq.

        1. BoerumHill Mar 27, 2007 11:49 AM

          I was very disappointed after my visit to Pequena. Yes, so pequena that you may have to wait for a table (esp if it is a nice day!). I have not been to smoke joint so i cant compare the sizes. but i went to pequena based on a review i saw from Brooklyn Record. my experience was: almost undrinkable margaritas (way too sour - and yes i know they are supposed to be sour but man..not so you have to make a funny face each time you take a sip!). and the food was not cooked properly (some undercooked, some overcooked). service was poor as well. that being said, i know this is a very popular neighborhood spot so they must be doing something right. maybe it was just an off night when i went. in theory things seem tasty tho - black bean and plaintain quesadilla...mmm

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            Dalglish Jul 18, 2007 02:59 PM

            The last we went to Pequena we were served a pitcher of lime juice instead of margarita! We struggled with it gamely for a couple of minutes before deciding this cannot be right. When we called over the waitress she didn't seem shocked at all - obviously wasn't the first time she'd encountered it. The free pitcher that followed eased any stomach ache from the straight lime juice imbibed earlier, lol!

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            Get In My Belly Mar 27, 2007 03:15 PM

            i'd say to go with smoke joint. the reviews are definitely mixed, but the people who love smoke joint seem to really love smoke joint. i dont know anyone who loves pequena. pequena is "ok" to "good" at best.

            both places are casual. smoke joint serves good beer (no booze). pequena, i believe, has a full bar, or at least tequila (margaritas).

            1. m
              MRich Mar 28, 2007 07:18 AM

              We went to smoke joint a couple of nights ago after a BAM movie. They have a good menu, great beers, interesting space...but the bbq was mediocre at best. We had a good time, but not due to the food.

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