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smoke joint: what the ?!?!?


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smoke joint: what the ?!?!?

joekarten | Jul 19, 2007 03:35 PM

went to the smoke joint today in fort greene. what an astounding disappointment. walked in, asked the server guy what he recommended. he said "pulled pork sandwich." ordered that. it was ready in like 2 minutes. got it to go since i couldn't find parking nearby. got out to the car and i found one plastic container of pulled pork, one small container of coleslaw (like one forkful), three pickle slices in their own container, a thing of hot sauce and a kaiser roll that had been sliced and wrapped in plastic wrap. i figured, what the hell ?!?! but decided to assemble the sandwich in the car and eat it anyway. no fork, no napkins. luckily i had napkins in the car for occasions like this.

now i know that usually a bbq sandwich means bbq slathered on bread, but this seemed ridiculous, the whole do it yourself nature of it. i mean, if you're going to do the slathered sandwich thing, put it on a plate, wrap it up and give the customers fork and napkins. but a do it yourself sandwich that you have to assemble? without fork or napkin or plate? come on.

anyway, i forged ahead and assembled the sandwich. i put all the items on the bread, including the pickle and slaw since there was no fork included in my do it yourself package, and ate up. the bread was stale. the coleslaw was too sweet and the pork was ok, but not memorable. liked the 3 pickle slices, though.

so needless to say, i'm NEVER going back. if slacker hipsters can't get it together enough to offer a good product, then they should stay out of business. for my money, pearson's, fette sau and pies and thighs all kill this place. (my favorite of the three was pies and thighs, but the drink selection at fette is awesome.) for my money and taste, this place was absolutely terrible.

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