So last week, I went out with a friend of mine and after walking around looking for a place to eat, we finally settled on The Smoke Joint. After having to move out of the doorway at least 5 times (while we were trying to look at the menu and figure out if they had alcohol … don’t judge us, lol) we figured this place must be pretty popular for a good reason.
When we got inside, we were seated quickly, after given a choice of where we’d like to sit. The first thing that got my attention was the decor, which consisted of small wooden tables, and then I noticed that the cups were facing downward. (Pretty, but don’t they know that people drink out of these cups? How clean are these tables?)
After ordering our drinks and food, someone brought out my friends’ drink, and told me that mine would be out shortly. (I found it a bit weird that you would serve one drink, and then go back for the other, instead of just waiting and serving both at the same time, but I didn’t mind the wait.) Don’t ask me what my drink was called, because I definitely don’t remember! (Lol) However, I did order the Brooklyn Wings (sweet and spicy), the Mac & Cheese and the Spicy French Fries to eat.
Although the food tasted good, nothing and I mean absolutely nothing was spicy! Not the wings or the french fries, which were apparently just dusted with some sort of BBQ powder? Now I’m a big fan of hot sauce and since my folks are from the Caribbean, I know what spicy is, so I was very disappointed when I realized that neither the wings or fries were spicy. However, the Mac & Cheese was pretty good, and even though the drink was a bit too tart for me to enjoy it, I finished it anyway.
I didn’t even realize how well known this restaurant was until I googled it just to find a better photo of the outside and the menu. But I don’t really see what all the fuss is about. The food looks way better than it tastes! But since it wasn’t absolutely disgusting, I guess it wasn’t that bad, because I’m pretty sure it could have been a lot worse. They also had a really good playlist going, so I did enjoy my time there.
Have you ever visited The Smoke Joint? If so, leave a comment below and let me know!