We finally made it to Blue Smoke, that I tried last June at the Annual Big Apple BBQ Block Party in New York! They have two places: the original on 27th that we visited and another one in Battery Park city.
The place on 27th is huge with very high ceilings and an industrial feel, from the apparent air duct and the lightning.
But, contrary to place like Dinosaur BBQ, my nose was not overwhelmed by the smell of BBQ when we entered!
They sat us in a booth and we were ready for a feast! At least, I was...
We started of with deviled eggs. They sell them by the half.
They were delicious, with a nice amount of mayonnaise and we could definitely taste some spices.
I love corn bread with a BBQ meal and this one tasted fresh, was not too firm and delicious.
Then we tried the Mac & Cheese:
It was a nice presentation in a small rectangular cast iron dish. The top was a bit burnt, but no crunch. However, it was extremely creamy and I truly appreciated that they did not add any seasoning that would have overpowered the delicious taste of the cheese.
Jodi ordered the Caesar salad with pecorino cheese and croutons.
It was a bit too salty...
On my side, I went for the ribs sampler, my bucket ready for the bones!
The sampler was composed of (from bottom to top):
- Kansas City spareribs.
- Memphis baby back ribs.
- Texas ribs.
The ribs were good, with the meat falling off the bone. My favorite was the Texas rib that was more flavorful with a bolder taste. Of course, I tried some of the sauces that were on the table...
But did not tried their spiced salt:
At the end of the meal, we were too full to get dessert. Too bad, because I saw that they serve a banana cream pie and they even have a dessert sampler that is one of those things that more restaurants should do! The food was good, but a bit overpriced. For instance, the rib sampler was $20 and did not include any side! If you are in the area and want to eat BBQ, then go to Blue Smoke. Otherwise, Southern Hospitality remains my favorite
Enjoy (I did)!
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