Route 66 Smokehouse Opens Tomorrow Serving Barbecue, Southern Classics


We got word that the Route 66 Smokehouse¬†on Pearl St. (btw. Coenties Slip & Hanover Sq.) will be opening Wednesday at 11 a.m. for lunch and dinner service. The chef is an alumni of Blue Smoke, and the owner has other bars and restaurants on the Stone St. strip including Beckett’s Bar and Grill and The Dubliner. While it’s unclear how much of the “American regional” menu will be affordable (as in, $10 or less) because there are no prices listed, there are several items that sound delicious.

The restaurant hosted a pop up over the summer at the Elevated Acre on Water St. and I was somewhat impressed with the pulled pork BBQ sandwich (above) that I sampled. We’re told the main dishes will be $18 to $23 which is par for the course in the FiDi, but the sandwiches and snacks will likely be cheaper.

You can find the menu here, and it includes smoked chicken wings, pimento cheese, a fried oyster po’ boy, pulled pork, brisket, Kreuz Market sausage, and fried quail on a waffle with truffle honey. There is also something called “pork clouds” which I can only hope is like cotton candy made from pig.

If you happen to eat at Route 66 after it opens, let us know how the food is in the comments!

Route 66 Smokehouse, 79 Pearl St. (btw. Coenties Slip & Hanover Sq.), (212) 943-1602, on the Web


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