Blue Smoke, a Southern BBQ smokehouse, just around the corner on Vesey Street was convenient, appealed (as in – when in the U.S., make the most of good American cusine) and served craft beers too.
From the drinks menu, K had a root beer (tastes like medicine) and I had a ginger crush (ginger beer with orange, lime, soda and thyme – nicely refreshing), followed by a flight of four 5oz beers to share @ $15.00.
Beer flight: Blue Smoke original, Abita turbodog, Lefthand milk stout + other half IPA @ $15.00
Bar: craft beers + a decent wine list
From the Southern lunch menu, we both chose a pit stop: one meat, one side and one sweet for $20.00. Plus an additional meat @ $5.00.
The meat choices were pulled pork, 7 pepper brisket, baby back ribs and backyard chicken (K chose the first two, and I chose the latter two).
The side dish options were mac & cheese, collard greens, sweet potato mash and BBQ baked beans (K chose the first, I chose the last).
7 pepper brisket, pulled pork + mac & cheese
Baby back ribs, backyard chicken + BBQ beans
My ribs and sticky chicken were as good as they look in the photo, as were the barbecue beans. The mac & cheese was well done and K enjoyed the pulled pork and peppered brisket (slightly dry though). The crispy bread was superfluous (and again, a bit dry).
For the ‘sweet’ included in the pit stop, we chose a cookie and a brownie to share. Both arrived in packaging – no frills style, ready to take away.
The verdict: Excellent value @ $25.00 (about £17.00) for such a big meal. Simple but good Southern food, with really good service and a very appealingly furnished interior.
Blue Smoke interior
– Lardbutty rating: 3.5 / 5
– Type: Southern American, BBQ, smokehouse
– Address: 255 Vesey St, Battery Park, New York
– Zipcode: NY 10282
– Website + menus: Blue Smoke website
– Photos on flickr: images of Blue Smoke food
– Location: Blue Smoke Battery Park map
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