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#1 Abbylovi

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Posted 31 March 2004 - 03:44 PM

The VPs at work have for some reason latched onto the idea that my good work is best rewarded with heaps of meat.

My latest success warranted a trip to Churrascaria Plataforma AND Blue Smoke.

This was my second visit to Blue Smoke. This time I thought the brisket was less smoky and not as tender. I remember really liking the mashed potatoes but they were merely acceptable this time. The highlights were the fry bread: seemed like a square roll that had been fried. It comes with chipotle butter. Hey you can slather chipotle butter on a cigarette butt and that would make a good meal as far as I'm concerned. The other highlight was the banana cream pie. Odd that I would like that as I usually don't like bananas and/or pie. To make things even stranger, we also ordered a chocolate layer cake that largely sat untouched.

All in all, I'd say Blue Smoke is fine if someone else is paying but I ain't hurrying back.
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Posted 31 March 2004 - 03:52 PM

I think I've sampled something or other at the bar three times now, and none of the experiences have persuaded me I should book a table. Nice drink list, though.
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Posted 31 March 2004 - 03:55 PM

I went over a year ago. The fact I hardly recall what I had speaks volumes

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Posted 31 March 2004 - 04:04 PM

This was my second visit to Blue Smoke. This time I thought the brisket was less smoky and not as tender. I remember really liking the mashed potatoes but they were merely acceptable this time........
All in all, I'd say Blue Smoke is fine if someone else is paying but I ain't hurrying back.

No doubt, because you have experienced Blue Ribbon since then!
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#5 Abbylovi

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Posted 31 March 2004 - 04:08 PM


This was my second visit to Blue Smoke. This time I thought the brisket was less smoky and not as tender. I remember really liking the mashed potatoes but they were merely acceptable this time........
All in all, I'd say Blue Smoke is fine if someone else is paying but I ain't hurrying back.

No doubt, because you have experienced Blue Ribbon since then!

Yes, and BBQ NYC. I have seen the light.
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Posted 31 March 2004 - 04:25 PM

Yes, and BBQ NYC. I have seen the light.

btw, do you know if BBQ NYC 2004 is going to happen?

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Posted 31 March 2004 - 04:33 PM

I might try to find that Daisy Mae cart today. As you've put BBQ on my mind.
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Posted 31 March 2004 - 04:34 PM

I've heard yes--and this time in Flushing Meadows Park.
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Posted 31 March 2004 - 05:21 PM

The VPs at work have for some reason latched onto the idea that my good work is best rewarded with heaps of meat.

My latest success warranted a trip to Churrascaria Plataforma AND Blue Smoke.
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All in all, I'd say Blue Smoke is fine if someone else is paying but I ain't hurrying back.

Abby -

ya gotta convince them that a heap of money is a better reward.

The Burger Club made a pilgrimage to Blue Smoke and enjoyed their hamburger as I recall from their postings. Even got a write-up in the NY Times about it.

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Posted 31 March 2004 - 07:17 PM

All in all, I'd say Blue Smoke is fine if someone else is paying but I ain't hurrying back.

Even if someone else were paying, I'd try to find better BBQ. I found Blue Smoke to be non-offensive. Great form, not enough substance. For example, the ribs were some of the meatiest, most tender I've had. But their flavor, while not bland, was not near what I expect from bbq. The pulled pork was minced -- not good.

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Posted 31 March 2004 - 07:33 PM

I rather like Blue Smoke's beef ribs, but Daisy May's are better. The house-made potato chips are yummy.

Abby, how was Churrascria - and was it the new one in Tribeca?
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Posted 31 March 2004 - 10:04 PM

I rather like Blue Smoke's beef ribs, but Daisy May's are better. The house-made potato chips are yummy.

Abby, how was Churrascria - and was it the new one in Tribeca?

Cathy yes it was the new one in Tribeca. I've been to the other one in Hells Kitchen and I can't quite put my finger on it but I think I liked that one better. I guess Churrascurias shouldn't be so chic? Also the "salad bar" in Hells Kitchen is about a mile bigger.

This place is so over the top. At one point they brought out some cut of pork stuffed with cheese and wrapped in bacon. I also found the meat to be *really* salty. And the waiters are just about constantly urging you to try their national drink the caipirinha.
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Posted 31 March 2004 - 10:20 PM

I've heard yes--and this time in Flushing Meadows Park.

I regret having missed this last year. A must this time around.
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Posted 01 April 2004 - 12:39 AM

I'm not a meat eater, but I wonder why not Lugers. Price?

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Posted 01 April 2004 - 04:24 AM

I've heard yes--and this time in Flushing Meadows Park.

I can't wait! Last year's event was great.
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