The Smoke Joint- Fort Greene, Brooklyn, New York

  Brooklyn is becoming the BBQ hot spot in the NYC area. The Smoke Joint was featured on Season 18 of Food Network’s “Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives.” Since my Father’s family is from Brooklyn and I have cousins there, I decided to turn my BBQ outing into a family outing and spend time with a…

Mama’s- Copiague, NY

My daughter introduced me to her favorite place to eat dinner on Mondays and Thursdays. Mama’s offers both a great deal and a great meal during the week for their Pasta and Chicken nights. I have been going quite regularly on Thursday nights to enjoy a delicious chicken entrée served over my favorite pasta. You really can’t beat…

Smoque BBQ-Chicago, Illinois

I visited Smoque BBQ for an afternoon lunch while in Chicago with Steve. Smoque had been listed in an article as one of the top BBQ places to visit in Chicago. The brisket was the main attraction. We wanted to see if it lived up to its reputation. In my opinion, Smoque is good if you want…

Black Tap Craft Burgers & Beer- New York City, NY

A colleague of mine recommended Black Tap Craft Burgers & Beer to me because of their amazing milkshakes. These shakes are not just your ordinary milkshake. They are huge, deliciously decorated and tons of fun to eat and drink. While I was eating my entrée, I could not stop myself from watching the staff as…

Carla Hall’s Southern Kitchen-Brooklyn, New York

Carla Hall, celebrity chef from “The Chew”, opened “Carla Hall’s Southern Kitchen” in Brooklyn. She has a small quaint corner location near the water. The restaurant was much smaller than I anticipated but it has quite a bit of charm. It seems to be more of a take-out restaurant due to its size. There are…

Hill Country Barbecue Market- New York City, New York

Hill Country was always one of my favorite places for BBQ in New York. I hadn’t been in two years so I decided to give it a try after work with one of my friends. I had fond memories of their juicy mouthwatering brisket so I was hoping I would not be disappointed this trip….

Hush Bistro-Farmingdale, New York

Owned by Chef Marc Anthony Bynum, 2x champion on the Food Network’s “Chopped”. Hush Bistro is located on Main Street in downtown Farmingdale. It’s a small quaint restaurant with limited seating perfect for a cozy date night atmosphere. It has an open kitchen which allows you to watch the chefs at work as they prepare…

Dallas BBQ- New York City, New York

Dallas BBQ is my favorite “go to” spot when I am craving chicken wings after work. There are days when I am in the mood for some good ole fried chicken wings and Dallas BBQ hits the spot every time. These wings are always huge, meaty and served hot and fresh. I talked my sister…

Capital Q Smokehouse-Albany, NY

  I recently drove my son up to Albany, NY for his college orientation. As usual, I turned to Google to find the top BBQ places in the area. Capital Q Smokehouse came up at the top of the list. I read quotes online calling it the “Best BBQ in the Capital Region”. It was…

Westgate Smokehouse Grill-Orlando, Florida

When I vacation in Orlando, I often stay on International Drive or in that vicinity. I love all the area has to offer. One of the best things about it to me as a foodie is the vast number of places to eat. Just about anything I want is available to me and most is…

Hometown Barbque-Brooklyn, NY

This is my #1 pick for beef ribs in NY so far!!! I had their beef ribs for the first time at the Big Apple BBQ Block Party in Manhattan. I was so impressed with the mouthwatering, melt in your mouth, fall off the bone ribs that I had to go on a foodie adventure…

Duran Sandwiches- New York, NY

Duran Sandwiches New York; Unique European open faced sandwiches set up a beautiful display of their food at my job recently. The presentation was stunning. Everything was perfectly arranged, the colors were vibrant and nothing was out of place. Tom was extremely friendly and gracious. He allowed me to photograph all of the trays before…