Livin' the Dream - Front Street Smoke House
I am exhausted. I have a lot to write about this week, but first I wanted to start you all off with a new restaurant recommendation. The Front Street Smoke House.
My friends Bruce and Nelly Kain have just opened their new restaurant, The Front Street Smoke House at 1 South Front Street in Elizabeth, New Jersey. Bruce and Nelly have won many many top honors, including the 2005 New Jersey State Championship in the world of barbecue. If you are in within 50 miles of this restaurant, it's is worth a trip. Tell him I sent you and he'll pay any tolls coming from New York.
In other news, on which I'll expand on later in the week, Smoker, Militant Squatter and I set out on a road trip in my new car to judge the New England Barbecue Society's annual Snow Shoe Challenge in Abington Massachusetts and wound up experiencing our own mini-bash (read that as a hell of a party) at The Cookhouse restaurant with our host Fat Tommy in Darien Connecticut. It was a hell of a weekend. A better time could not have been had.
And don't forget - this Saturday, March 25, 2006, New York City is hosting its first sanctioned BBQ contest - Grillin' on the Bay. Come on out and see some of the top teams in the North East, including my friends Bruce and Nelly Kain, compete for the crown!