Our Man Sietsema: ‘Maple is Brooklyn’s mesquite’


This week, the impossible happened. Our man Sietsema bestows praise onto a babrcue joint born in the big apple.

Fort Greene’s laid-back Smoke Joint gets the OK for its genuine dedication to, you know, smoke. We would also like to put in a good word for the yummy beer and the iceberg wedges, which, granted, are hard to mess-up, but just having them on the menu deserves some love. Sietsema isn’t wild about the sides, but that seems to be a tradition with barbecue. My nephew would beg to differ re: the mac n’ cheese.

Smoke Joint

87 South Elliot Place

Fort Greene, Brooklyn

(718) 797-1011

This article from the Village Voice Archive was posted on January 12, 2007

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