Restaurant Review: Front Street Smoke House
Front Street Smokehouse & Saloon
1 S Front St
Elizabeth, NJ 07202
I first mentioned the Front Street Smoke House in Elizabeth back in June 2005 when Bruce and Nellie opened the bar. It took a little longer for them to open the smoker and I first visited the Front Street Smoke House back in March 2006. But, believe it or not, I still haven't eaten there.
But Jason Perlow of E-Gullet fame has and he was impressed. I knew he would be. Bruce and Nellie Kain are friends of mine and two of the best barbecue cooks I've ever met.
Here's the summary paragraph from Jason's review as posted on his blog "Off The Broiler"...
Overall I would say Front Street is doing really good 'cue. You can talk stylistic choices until you are blue in the face (type of sauce, type of ribs used, duration of smoking process on Chicken vs. the Pork, etc) but at the end of the day, these guys really care about what they are doing and the end product is good. I hope Front Street's success will finally encourage the startup of more BBQ restaurants in Jersey again.
It looks like it's time for a road trip again soon. If you go, tell then WhiteTrash sent you. See you there.