Harley's Smokeshack EAST 16th STREET
Well, we arrived just in time for HAPPY HOUR!! Noon. And WHAT could be better than BBQ, HAPPY HOUR, WINGS and beautiful SERVERS!?? Umm...I dunno' PERHAPS a BRISKET SANDWICH!!!
Brisky wit' onions and cheese -- thin sliced VERY GOOD!~
We began our research with an APPLE BBQ sauce and a GARLIC/BACON/CHIVE medley. BOTH were delicious.
As you can see, we HATED THEM!
TYWtip: For those 'out of towners', NO DAY TRIP TO A BAR IN NYC IS COMPLETE WITHOUT A QUICK READ OF THE NY POST!! Makes you look like a local - Be sure to interject profanity laced tirades and mutter senselessly while reading and drinking alone.
The PIG on the MENS ROOM door -- Ladies, are you trying to tell us something??
As we quickly 'saddled up' for our next stop the GRAN PAPPY HAD to pose for a MONEY SHOT with the ladies - thanks Jessica!
ATTENTION ALL RESTAURANTEURS:
THIS is what PATRONS LIKE TO SEE!!
Old Fashioned BUYBACK POLICY
(YES, we did have a RESPONSIBLE DRIVER!)
So, if you are looking for a UNIQUE PLACE for some Q' in East Harlem try
HARLEYS SMOKESHACK on EAST 116th -- we WILL BE BACK!!
NEXT STOP, CARMINES (uptown) BROADWAY between 90/91st. Now, the GranPappy has been here MANY TIMES and there is a REASON FOR THAT!
Bway between 90/91st
THE GRAN PAPPY RECOMMENDS:
WINGS <--yes, I DID SAY THAT. They are NOT WHAT YOU EXPECT. Garlic, lemon, rosemary...delicious with a fennel chaser.
RIGATONI COUNTRY STYLE - crumbled sausage, onions, GARLIC, broccoli, pancetta, cannellini beans, a chicken roux...WOW.
Our 'RESEARCH' was done whilst the pleasant Cedric the bartender was our host.
The TRASHMAN had a cold Italian, J. WAWA and MIKE the PIPES spilt the chicken parm hero which COMES WITH eggplant (each sammy also comes with a small salad) -- the Pappy and Teammate Tim split the steak sandwich
TYWtip: BE SURE to special order the steak sandwich WITH PEPPERS and drizzled BALSAMIC!!
Well, as we keep headin WEST on to DINOSAUR BBQ - If you are a Q' fan in the tristate area you know Dinosaur. There are now SEVERAL locations, the original is in SYRACUSE and well worth the roadtrip!! I would go NOW because it will probably be snowing in Syracuse by next week!
We are now in WEST HARLEM
the menu -- you really need SMELL-a-VISION to capture the true essence
interior at W125th street
Of course, we had to TAG the wall
The Bathroom Wall
Thanks to the TRASHMANS height advantage --- we won't talk length...
The day was a SMASHING success...thanks to the Trashman, Teammate TIM, J WAWA, and Mike the PIPES for a great day of 'RESEARCH and DEVELOPMENT'.
If you have any questions about any of these joints, PLEASE feel free to contact TELL YOU WHAT BBQ!!
SEE YOU IN THE SMOKE~~
GranPappy of Pork