Five Mouth-Watering Reasons to Start Summer Early at Blue Smoke

04/06/2021
Five Mouth-Watering Reasons to Start Summer Early at Blue Smoke

After a year stuck at home, we’re all a little bit sick of our own cooking, and craving dishes that are just never the same when we make them ourselves (or are so labor-intensive that we’ve never bothered trying).

Which means, unless you happen to have a smokehouse on the roof of your apartment building, it’s probably been a while since you’ve had some proper barbecue. Enter: Blue Smoke, which has just reopened its Battery Park City location for indoor and outdoor dining, complete with their usual well-curated cocktail, wine and beer menus. The following are a few particularly enticing reasons to head over to Blue Smoke (you can book ahead on Resy or just swing by in person) and kick off summer barbecue season early.

Memphis Baby Back Ribs

Really, they speak for themselves. When was the last time you sat down with a full, glorious rack of ribs so good you didn’t care that your face was covered in sauce?

Buttermilk Chicken Bites

After a year of nonstop stress, don’t we all deserve to comfort ourselves with the adult, foodie version of chicken nuggets, complete with dipping sauces?

Texas Beef Brisket Sandwich

Passover may have come and gone, but in our hearts (and in Texas), the time for brisket is always ‘right now.’

Wings, Wings and More Wings

Nothing says a return to vaccinated socializing like diving into a messy pair of wings (and a few craft beers) with a friend, and between their Alabama White Wings and Chipotle Chicken Wings, Blue Smoke has you covered with options.

Fried Chicken With All the Fixings

We’d be remiss to run down Blue Smoke’s most mouth-watering hits without mentioning Erma Jean’s Fried Chicken, a star of their menu, and with good reason. Pair it with a biscuit, some coleslaw, mashed potatoes and gravy and/or mac and cheese, and you’ve got a recipe for decadent summer bliss on your hands.

photos: @bluesmokenyc

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