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Spring Street SmokeHouse-a little long

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Spring Street SmokeHouse-a little long

Alan | Feb 28, 2005 01:59 PM

This is a new restaurant in the outskirts of Chinatown, across the street from Asian Noodles. They just opened a few weeks ago. I stumbled upon it on my way back to work after lunch at Mandarin Deli and took Spring Street back rather than my usual route. I was so happy to find this place 5 minutes from the office.

Since I'm not Catholic, I had the sampler plate on Friday. It had a quarter smoked chicken, 1 sausage, st. louis style rib, rib tip, slices of beef brisket and a baby back rib. I had it with the spicy sauce. I had it with two sides, corn bread and potato salad. All this for $11.

The meat was good, I ate everything except the chicken because I had to go back to work and stay awake and figured I could eat it over the weekend. Except my wife got to it first and gave it rave reviews. Said was very tender, and that it had a nice smoky taste (it's cooked over hickory wood), and the meat literally fell off the bone. I would not order the same sides next time, it wasn't homemade PS, and the cornbread was cold and hard. For sides, they have hush puppies, collard greens, baked beans, etc. Also I would get the sauce on the side because the meat was swimming in the sauce.

I would highly recommend their desserts-sweet potato pie and the sweet potato cheesecake, both made in house and very good.

Nice people, the "Pit Master" Darryl Johnson is very personable.

This place is not in the league of Robin's or Woody's, but it's worth checking out.

They have curb service.

Spring Street Smoke House
640 N. Spring Street
213-626-0535

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