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Posted by bbqhound on 07/27/2004
No dry rubbed pork ribs!!!! Brisket was flavorful but tepid when served. Babybacks were okay. Sides don't disappoint but don't really shine either.
Posted by BM on 07/22/2004
I am from the deep South where bbq is king. The food I had last night was good, no Dreamland, but good. I reccomend the Kansas City Ribs. The sides were large and plenty to share. My favorite being the cornbread muffins and spicy cheese fries. Now the best for last, Dessert. You have to get the Chocolate layered cake. It is like mom is in the kitchen on a Sunday afternoon. It comes out warm complimented with an ice cold glass of milk. Wear the stretch pants here because you won't leave hungry.
Posted by Major Foodie on 07/15/2004
Granted I'm a city girl thru and thru and have never been below the mason-dixon line more than a handful of times, but I am a total foodie and I know what I like. The food at blue smoke is absolutely delicious, dream-worthy even. Authentic? Who knows? Who cares? I certainly don't. Keep in mind the food won't be like Bubba's Rib Shack...cuz it's NOT Bubba's rib shack and doesn't pretend to be. If you go, try the mac and cheese (so creamy), the spicy cheese fries (absolutely heavenly), the baby back ribs, the fried green tomates, the peel and eat shrimp, the fried green tomatoes...OKAY! You get the point. You want authentic ribs? Go westward or southward. You want good food? Go to blue smoke.
Posted by Anonymous on 06/30/2004
Avoid. This place has the worst service in New York City. I will be amazed if it is still around in a year. The ribs are good, but not good enough to warrant coming back. Management is amateur at best, rude and unqualified.
Posted by grimer11 on 06/28/2004
Take out with no barbecue sauce......30 dollars to eat 2 dry sandwiches and they couldnt even throw in ANY barbecue sauce.....how cheap and lame is that?
Posted by Hiho322 on 06/24/2004
I've eaten at Blue Smoke twice and I have to say that finally, someone in NYC got it right. Dallas Jones, Dallas BBQ...whatever, wherever else in New York, it just wasn't real barbeque. I've been to Dallas, I go to Nashville frequently and I have to tell you that the pork ribs (baby backs, I think) equalled what I've had in Nashville. That surprised me...and then I tasted the beef ribs. I have to tell you, I've never had anything so good in my life. The best ribs I've ever tasted, and that's going some, considering that my first stop on every business trip to Nashville has always been Jack's Barbeque. The drinks at Blue Smoke, the salad, sides...well worth the wait...AND the waiting time spent at the bar.
Posted by Anonymous on 06/22/2004
I have gone to this restaurant twice--always at someone else's urging. It has been awful both times. The food and the service are competing for which can be worse. The first time I went, the waiter spilled a drink all over me, and that didn't shake him out of his trance. The food is second rate bbq, if that. They will never see me again,