Blue Smoke

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Blue Smoke
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Blue Smoke
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St. Louis native Danny Meyer’s barbecue joint tops the short list of Manhattan’s best ’cue contenders. Chef Kenny Callaghan knows his wet sauces and dry rubs: The menu includes traditional St. Louis spareribs, Texas salt-and-pepper beef ribs, Memphis baby backs and Kansas City spare ribs. The atmosphere is sports-heavy and includes a prominent bourbon bar and galvanized-metal buckets for your bones.
Venue name: Blue Smoke
Address: 116 E 27th St
New York
Cross street: between Park Ave South and Lexington Ave
Opening hours: Mon, Sun 11:30am–10pm; Tue–Thu 11:30am–11pm; Fri, Sat 11:30am–midnight
Transport: Subway: 6 to 28th St
Price: Average main course: $19. AmEx, DC, Disc, MC, V
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