Welcome to THEJNSREPORT’S: BBQue’s Smoke Shack Experience
Location: 668 6th Ave, NY between 20th and 21st Street.
Several months back I decided to check out the Smoke Shack after doing some site seeing and photography. When I saw the sign in their window that said they were voted “Best Wings” in NYC I vowed I find out if this indeed was true.
While I normally prefer to sit in and eat I wasn’t quite feeling up to staying out to eat so I decided to get my order to go. While I waited for someone to come and take my order I took a look at this wing challenge they offer.
While I like spicy food. I’m not that big of a fan to subject my mouth, digestive track, and gates to the fury of this wing challenge. At any rate back home I assembled the line up.
That right there ladies and gentlemen is their Mac N Cheese, Jalapeno Poppers, Plain Wings, and Cornmeal crusted Catfish sandwich. With great anticipation my mouth got to watering…
And so I went about finding out whether the inside tasted as good as the outside looked…
I retrieved my trusty tool and plucked my first bite from it’s spot hesitating momentarily before satisfaction would be mine.
The Mac N Cheese was very good. It had the right amount of creamy cheesiness to it and wasn’t over salted. Of course the breadcrumb topping just puts it over the top compared to plain Mac N Cheese sans topping. Up next came the Cornmeal Crusted Catfish Sandwich.
First off the catfish is perfectly crusted and fried. The catfish just melts in your mouth with each bite. I added a little mayo to balance things out. This is a must try if you manage to stop by this place.
After disposing of the wings I turned my attention to waylaying the remainder of my meal. The following is the conclusion.
There is no doubt that I will be back to eat here again. If you haven’t been fortunate to try the fare at BBQue’s Smoke Shack don’t waste any more time. They are worth their price of admission. Wings are some of the best I’ve had in the city but jury is still out on their trophy in my opinion. I’ll reserve that title once I’ve had some more highly touted wings around the city. The Catfish Sandwich is excellent. Mac N Cheese is equally good and the Jalapeno Poppers definitely hold their own against say those offered at 99 miles to Philly. My overall rating for the experience is 4 and 1/2 dinner plates out of 5.
Till next Food Adventure this has been THEJNSREPORT’S: BBQue’s Smoke Shack Experience 2013.