Being from the South, I'm very skeptical of barbecue joints, especially if their slogan reads "Real New York Barbecue." I know good barbecue. Never knew it existed in NY. First plus, we were seated in a matter of minutes. Second surprise, once the order was placed, the food arrived 10 minutes later. I love supporting my people, but ya'll know: This does NOT happen in a black-owned establishment!
My plate looked divine. It tasted like heaven. Once I took that first bite of the chopped barbecue chicken dipped in goldsmoke, it was ON! The slow cooked meatless collard greens were seasoned, juicy and tender, the four cheese baked mac and cheese had that special crunch on top, with a creamy middle, that cornbread tho?! A damn block of buttery goodness that melted in your mouth. My drink of choice? Of course that fresh squeezed lemon and lime concoction that made you smack your lips. My taste buds were lit! I'm impressed. I will be returning to The Smoke Joint. Oh! As much as I wanted to, I didn't eat it all. Just had leftovers for breakfast!
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