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Smokey Joes in Teaneck

Timing seems to be key for the smoked items @ Joes (or anywhere, really) . THink about it ... properly smoked brisket takes hours and hours. So if you're looking forward to great, juicy, smoked brisket..realize that it may be been cooked overnight on Thursday into Friday morning. They are not smoking on Friday afternoon, Saturday, or even Sunday morning for Sunday lunch/dinner. Save this for mid week !
Better bet on Sunday is the smoked chicken - as noted previously, very good, or the chili burger which is the "best" according to teen son. when in doubt - especially for items like chili - ask for a little taste. Joe's also has an interesting catering menu - which makes for a nice change when doing "take out" for parties or a crowd.

Feb 10, 2011
spgrundw in Kosher

Meat Knishes?

Epsteins Deli in Westchester has meat knishes - 2 locations on Central Avenue. Also - there is a deli on Main St. in Fort Lee that used to have them. Usually these are filled with combo of ground turkey and corned beef.

Feb 10, 2011
spgrundw in Kosher

Chorizo...any Kosher substitute?

Have had the "mexican" style chorizo from Smoky Joe's in Teaneck, NJ. OK - but not exceptional. As for pancetta - try turkey pastrami. Some kosher markets sell it as a little "roast" along with their hunks of smoked turkey. Alternately, if your deli/supermarket carries it (Empire or other) cut to order, ask for a slab that is hand cut or from the slicer on the widest setting. To sub for pancetta - cut into small cubes and pan saute to get the outside of the pieces slightly crunchy. Turkey pastrami is also great sub for ham in recipes like paella, split pea or navy bean soup, Western omlettes, etc.

Feb 10, 2011
spgrundw in Kosher