Blue Smoke

Blue Smoke
New Executive Chef Jean-Paul Bourgeois ”Blue Smoke”

New Executive Chef – Jean-Paul Bourgeois 

Last week was the third time I’ve visited Blue Smoke in within 7 months. Danny Meyer’s empire, Blue Smoke is a well-known BBQ restaurant in Manhattan since 2002. The restaurant is located on 27th Street, between Park Ave & Lexington Ave in Flatiron District. ( Second one is located at 255 Vesey St in Battery City). At my last visit to Blue Smoke Flatiron, I had wonderful lunch with food blogger Gary. Gary run popular BBQ blog called Pig Trip between Boston and New York. Here is his Blue Smoke’s newest review (http://www.pigtrip.net/review-BlueSmoke.htm🐖

Let me start from décor and atmosphere about restaurant. The décor was kind of southern fabulous.  I don’t really know what that means……I meant the decor is more upscale than what you’d see at your usual chicken wings and biscuits restaurant. Between my three visits I sat in a booth downstair ( booth is perfect for three to four peoples ). This two floors big venue has lots of seating and during day main dinning room is nice and sunny. I don’t drink beer and whiskey but BBQ and those drinks just naturally go well together so it only makes sense that Danny Meyer’s Blue Smoke has a great draft list and whiskey collection. Cheer ~ 🍻

Now are you ready for a meat feast!?  🍗🐷🍗 Firstable prices are very reasonable, especially after I visited at trendy BBQ join Fette Sau in Williamsburg, Brooklyn! I recommend you to order the Rib Sampler from dinner menu and “Rhapsody in Cue” from lunch menu. My ultimate favorite meat was beef brisket from brisket sampler. For the sides, you HAVE TO get the collard greens and the maple sweet potatoes. They were both so delicious! The cornbread madeleines are pretty cute. They’re bite sized and come with great gravy. Roasted smoke oysters were nice and garlicky. Deviled eggs were spicy so I ate 3/4 but tuome‘s Deviled eggs are still my #1 🐣 Buttermilk Biscuits are done right! I asked chef Jean-Paul his favorite dish and he said Black Pepper Sausage so don’t forget to order it!

The restaurant has named Jean-Paul its new executive chef since March 2014. I had a great time talking to chef Jean-Paul. He was so cool and fun. Even I didn’t have enough knowledge about BBQ, he kindly explained about preparation and ingredients for me. Blue Smoke now uses hickory, oak and maple. The smoker is an Ole Hickory.

Newest addition to Danny Meyer’s empire, Porchlight is now opened and chef Jean-Paul is part of Porchlight team. Click here to read more about chef Jean-Paul http://www.bluesmoke.com/story/

 

Blue Smoke    116 East 27th St., New York, NY 10016  (212) 447-7733

OVERALL FOOD ATMOSPHERE PRICE
♥♥♥1/2
♥♥♥1/2
♥♥♥ $$$

Rhapsody in Cue

Spare Ribs, Pulled Pork, Backyard Chicken, Black Pepper Sausage $28 ♥♥♥

Roasted Oysters smoked 

garlic butter, green onions 16.00 ♥♥♥

Chipotle Chicken Wings

blue cheese dip 12.00 ♥♥♥1/2

Main Dining Room is nice and sunny 🙂

Collard Greens  

with potlikker 8.00 ♥♥♥♥♥

Mash Butternut Squash

with toasted pecan and maple syrup 8.00 ♥♥♥♥1/2

Full rack Kansas city ribs ♥♥♥1/2

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David Burke Fabrick

David Burke Fabrick

Celebrity chef David Burke‘s newest spot ”David Burke Fabrick” in Midtown

David Burke Fabrick is a celebrity chef David Burke‘s newest spot in Midtown West. Here is my review of his another restaurant David Burke Kitchen in Soho ( https://cutiepatroller.com/2012/07/06/david-burke-kitchen/ ) from a few years ago.  Me and my client weren’t  in the mood for meat so mainly we ordered seafoods. Foods were good but I didn’t like location and I wasn’t really feeling atmosphere and vibe of place. Highlight of our dining was Tuna Sashimi from appetizer. Thinly sliced tuna were very pretty on pink himalayan salt block ( picture above ). Burrata Salad and Angry Shrimp Fajitas were delicious too. Avocado Panna Cotta and  Fluke Ceviche were both using same plantain chips and they bored me 😦

David Burke Fabrick    47 W 38th St, New York, NY 10018 (b/t 5th Ave & Avenue Of The Americas)  (212) 302-3838

OVERALL FOOD ATMOSPHERE PRICE
♥♥♥
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♥♥♥ $$$1/2

Burrata Salad

green garlic, radicchio, prosciutto, meyer lemon foam $18 ♥♥♥1/2

Angry Shrimp Fajitas

tomatillo salsa, chipotle aioli, peppers & onions $18 ♥♥♥1/2

Lounge area

Fluke Ceviche

grapefruit leche le tigre, plantain chips $15 ♥♥♥

Tuna Sashimi

yuzu fluid gel, wakame salad, crispy ginger $18 ♥♥♥1/2

Main Dining Room

Avocado Panna Cotta

blue corn tortilla, plantain chips, roasted tomato pico de gallo $16 ♥♥

Front Room

Jack’s Wife Freda

Brunch at ”Jack’s Wife Freda” in West Village

 

Jack’s Wife Freda     50 Carmine St , New York, NY 10014 (646) 669-9888

 

OVERALL FOOD ATMOSPHERE PRICE
♥♥♥
♥♥♥1/2
♥♥♥ $$$

 

Eggs Benny – 2 poached eggs over potato latkes, smoked salmon and beet hollandaise ♥♥♥

HOUSE CURED DUCK BACON $6 ♥♥♥

Saturday Brunch

Mediterranean Breakfast – 2 eggs any style, chopped salad, labne, avocado and pita bread ♥♥♥1/2

PIMM’S CUP NO.1 – Pimm’s, lemonade, mint & ginger$12 ♥♥♥

Cappuccino $4

Jack's Wife Freda

Russ & Daughters Cafe

Russ & Daughters Cafe

All Day Breakfast at ”Russ & Daughters Cafe”

 

After 100 years in business, NY icon ”Russ & Daughters” has begat this around-the-corner cafe, which slings classic Jewish comfort staples.You MUST order gaspe nova smoked salmon!!!!!!

 

 

Russ & Daughters Cafe    127 Orchard St, ( B/T Rivington St & Delancy St ) New York City, NY 10002 (212) 475-4881

OVERALL FOOD ATMOSPHERE PRICE
♥♥♥
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♥♥♥1/2 $$$1/2

The Classic gaspe nova smoked salmon, cream cheese, tomato, onion, capers $16 ♥♥♥

Darjeeling Tea

 

Ed’s Chowder House

Ed's Chowder House
Lunch at ”Ed’s Chowder House”

Ed’s Chowder House   44 West 63rd St., New York, NY 10023   (212) 956-1288

OVERALL FOOD ATMOSPHERE PRICE
♥♥♥
♥♥1/2
♥♥♥ three courses -pre fixe lunch $25

Organic Skuna Bay Salmon Tartare

fresh cucumber & horseradish cream ♥♥1/2

Lobsters for kitchen display 🙂 Yum

Crispy Calamari saffron aioli ♥♥♥

Salmon Sliders

lemon cucumber mayo & fries ♥♥1/2

Seared Skate Wing

melted leeks, crushed potatoes & herb butter ♥♥1/2

Vanilla Banana Cream Pie ♥♥♥

Lemon Meringue ♥♥♥

front room near bar counter

Blue Bottle Coffee

Blue Bottle Coffee  Chemex Coffeemaker  Tabelog mug 

Blue Bottle Coffee Company is a coffee roaster and retailer headquartered in Oakland, California. The company focuses on single-origin beans. The company was originally based in Oakland, California but soon expanded to other areas. Blue Bottle expanded to several cafés at locations around San Francisco. Blue Bottle opened its first New York location in 2010, also opened in Tokyo’s Kiyosumi neighborhood last year 2014 🙂

I’m at Chelsea, Meatpacking District location – 450 W. 15th St. (b/t 10th Ave & 9th Ave) New York, NY 10014

I love my new coffeemaker from CHEMEX. It’s pure design 🙂

CHEMEX Since 1980

The Chemex Coffeemaker was invented in 1941 by Dr. Peter Schlumbohm PhD. Made simply from non-porous, borosilicate glass and fastened with a wood collar and tie, it brews coffee without imparting any flavors of its own. On permanent display at MOMA NY and other fine museums, it is truly a work of art. Read more

Here are my three Must-Have items for coffee at home. Blue Bottle Coffee beansCHEMEX coffeemaker, Tabelog mug 

KEEP CALM AND CARRY ON TABElog

Blue Bottle Coffee

DB Bistro Moderne

Bucket Dish NYC! $35 DB Burger at ”DB Bistro Moderne”

 

French fries told Burger ”Lean On Me Boo! You’re My BFF 🙂

DB Bistro Moderne is one of Chef Daniel Boulud’s contemporary French bistro restaurant with modern American twist. Restaurant is located on 44 street, a few blocks off Times Square in Midtown. Lunchtime was filled with the typical corporate midtown lunchtime crowd. During weekday between 11:15am-2:30pm they serves $32 two courses lunch Prix Fixe. I was here for patrolling their famous original DB burger. This burger is on ”Bucket Dish NYC”  You know what that mean!!!! You MUST eat this burger before you die!!! I heard about this burger for a while but I wan’t interested to try one. Seriously!? Come On! $35 for burger!? I thought….. but I’m so glad I finally checked it off from my coronary Bucket List. I shared burger with Liz a.k.a Personalitini and let me tell you! Burger was perfect medium rare and I could taste full flavor of Foie Gras & Black Truffle. It was worth every penny. Also we shared pasta and dessert.  . I’m so not dessert girl but WOW! WARM CHOCOLATE FONDANT – Vanilla Ice Cream, Dark Chocolate Sorbet was the best warm chocolate cake I ever had. Well done 🙂

 DB Bistro Moderne       55 West 44th St., New York, NY 10036

OVERALL FOOD ATMOSPHERE PRICE
♥♥♥ ♥♥♥1/2   ♥♥♥1/2 $$$$

 

THE ORIGINAL DB BURGER Sirloin Burger filled with Braised Short Ribs Foie Gras & Black Truffle $35 ♥♥♥

Main Dinning Room

Front room

PAPPARDELLE Lamb Ragu, Rosemary, Parmesan ♥♥♥1/2

WARM CHOCOLATE FONDANT Vanilla Ice Cream, Dark Chocolate Sorbet ♥♥♥♥1/2

Bar counter

db Bistro Moderne

Dough

Dough

Super Chubby Doughnut ” Dough”

 

I made donut tower *\(^_^)/* Yay

Dough is my favorite donut right now!! Their donuts are all super chubby and cute! I eat them once a week at my office with my team. You MUST try pink ”Hibiscus” flavor.

OVERALL FOOD ATMOSPHERE PRICE
♥♥♥ ♥♥♥1/2  ♥♥♥1/2 $$

Donut tasting is my Monday morning ritual ~ hehe ~ *\(^_^)/*

Frying doighnuts

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Egg Shop

Brunch at ”Egg Shop” Nolita

 

Benedict poached egg, jamon crisp, english muffin crouton (gf), meyer lemon citronette ♥

 

Egg Shop    151 Elizabeth St (at Kenmare), New York, NY

 

OVERALL FOOD ATMOSPHERE PRICE
♥♥ ♥♥1/2 ♥1/2 $$$

 

Cutie Patroller is always on the prowl in NYC for great foods and cute places *\(^_^)/*

Salad Sandwich egg salad (mayo free), farm greens, heirloom tomato, hot sauce, multi-grain toast & Buttermilk Fried Chicken ♥♥1/2

 

Shake Shack

3 new Brooklyn Locations ”Shake Shack”

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 shack stack burger – Cheeseburger and a ’Shroom Burger topped with lettuce, tomato and ShackSauce

OVERALL FOOD ATMOSPHERE PRICE
♥♥ ♥♥ $$1/2

http://www.shakeshack.com/

Brooklyn Location

Downtown Brooklyn
409 Fulton St., Brooklyn, NY 11201
DUMBO
1 Old Fulton Street , Brooklyn, NY 11201
Park Slope
170 Flatbush Avenue , Brooklyn, NY 11217

Manhattan Location

Flatiron
11 Madison Ave., New York, NY 10010
Battery Park City
215 Murray St., New York, NY 10282
Midtown East
49 Grand Central Terminal, Lower Level Dining Concourse, New York, NY 10017
Hell’s Kitchen
691 8th Ave., New York, NY 10036
Upper East Side
154 East 86th St. , New York, NY 10028
Upper West Side
366 Columbus Ave, New York, NY 10024
ShackBurger – Cheeseburger topped with lettuce, tomato and ShackSauce
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