In town for the sales and looking for someplace new and different to eat, shop or visit? Let the TDN help!
Following up on our popular Best Bets on the Jersey Shore series during Breeders' Cup week,
TDN subscribers now regularly recommend dining and shopping options to our out-of-town readers.
Blue Smoke (New York City, NY - Dining)
116 East 27th St., New York, NY
Type: Great barbeque!
Being from St. Louis, I love good barbeque. The best barbeque that I have managed to find in the city is at Blue Smoke, which is part of the Danny Meyer restaurant chain. Danny himself is from St. Louis and he knows good barbeque! The atmosphere is big, bright, open and casual; for example, instead of giving you a napkin, they just give you a towel–it is gonna get messy! My favorite dish is toasted ravioli, which I have never found outside of St. Louis. There are also numerous choices of draft beer and the staff is great. The prices are moderate and reservations are recommended.
-- Dave Johnson
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