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2nd Avenue Restaurant Week: June 4th – 8th, 2012 Mark your calendars for June 4-8th and plan to dine on 2nd Avenue during the 2012 2nd Avenue Restaurant Week! We have over 20 restaurants participating along the avenue in the subway construction corridor from 68th-96th Streets. They are offering either 20% off their menu items or a $20.16 course dinner during that week. Encourage… Read More 2nd Avenue Restaurant Week: June 4th – 8th, 2012
After 26yrs in the city, Blue Smoke’s opening up a second location and bringing Battery Park the BBQ and bourbon it so desperately needs can handle, plating its pit-smoked victuals in a down-home space decked with dark plank floors, stacks of cut wood, huge commissioned photos from a cross-country road trip, and a stool- and banquette-laden bar area sporting a “drinking rail” foot rest, though it’ll be the hooch that inspires someone to step up to having a train run on them. But it’s not just the digs that’re new: fresh drinks include a house-smoked, barrel-aged Manhattan, and a house Brooklyn brew on tap, while downtown-only bar snacks count ultra-crisp salt & vinegar pork rinds, grilled stuffed oysters, jars of pickled ruby red shrimp, and pork belly & fried bologna sliders, also a more realistic spinoff in which John Rhys-Davies travels through time, but instead of altering history he just eats shloads of fried bologna.