After a long evening show at the Brooklyn Academy of Music, finding a spot open for a late dinner or drinks turned out to be a little harder than I thought it would be for Fort Greene. It seems that many of the places nearby close around 11 p.m. or midnight. Luckily, my dining companions and I slipped in to The Smoke Joint just before the kitchen closed. The restaurant was still full, so we were seated at the bar. We ordered fast and after a minor glitch, the food came soon after.
The Smoke Joint is an affordable barbecue place worth hitting up if you're in the neighborhood. And even if you're not, the food you get for the prices makes it more worthy than a lot of other joints around the city.