|SMOKE: 225 East 8th Avenue, Homestead|
|Frito Pie, I shared, but I didn't want to...|
Oh, did you know that they cure their own meats (such as bacon)? YUM.
We started off with the two basic appetizers, Fritos with Queso and Frito Pie. One friend would have liked more fire and spice in the Frito Pie, and I agree because I do like it hot, but, truthfully, I couldn't stop eating the stuff. For me, it was perfect drippy, tasty munchy stuff.
|Pork with apricot, I wanted several of these the next day, too...|
The potato salad was creamy and fab, I think the crispy tasty bacon chunks really made it great.
|Creamy potato salad with crispy bacon, I could eat that right now...|
We brought several different kinds of drinks, beer and bourbon being most popular. True to form, I opted to try their house made lemonade as a bourbon mixer and was not at all disappointed. The corkage fee was $1.50 each. No problem.
|Beer, bourbon, wine, and the right kind of glasses provided!|
Bonus review...Blue Dust
Right around the corner is a wonderful gem, a small bar that a few of us teetered into after eating. This place infuses some of it's own spirits. The horseradish vodka makes a super fab bloody mary.
|I tried the horseradish vodka and chai vodka. Have to think about the pickle vodka...oh! martini! next time...|
The best of the evening (for me) was a chai infused vodka mixed with a splash of orange juice, a bit of seltzer and, after some tweaking (I didn't want the recommended creamy stuff, I can't really take cream in my mixed drinks) an inspired shot of something called "43" that really pulled it all together. Wow.
|Our very fun server who helped invent our new concoction, c'mon, doesn't he make you want to go drink at Blue Dust too?|