50 East Central Avenue
Pearl River, NY 10965-2307
As with sports, art, literature and music, there are tragic figures in the culinary world.
A man who returned with his talents to two other barbecue restaurants, only to have to move on yet again.
And for three years, he dropped off the face of the earth. We do not know where he went. All we know is that he is… BACK.
Who is this mysterious barbecue man? And where has he re-appeared? Click on the “Read the rest of this entry” link below for more.
Johnny’s Smokehouse is a hardcore Irish pub with a BBQ twist in Pearl River, Rockland County New York, just over the NJ border. It very recently opened, replacing Adagio restaurant which was in the same space.
As you would expect from an Irish pub owned by real Irishmen, they know how to pour the Guinness properly, and it is kept at proper temperature. If you want yourself some nice creamy ale, this is the place to go. And if you drink enough of them, you’ll start to talk like a pirate.
And the Johnnies be pouring the fancy cocktails, too.
The main dining room. Yes, it sure be an Irish pub.
Ah but what is this? There be longhairs in the back? Could it be…
Why … it is! it’s FINK! Why of course! You can’t keep this scruffy man away from barbecue forever!
The wee smoker that Dave Finkelstein has to work with is pretty small at the moment, but he plans to put in a larger unit at an offsite location shortly where he’ll be able to bring larger quantities of meat in. However, what he’s able to produce with the equipment he has right now is pretty spectacular.
Ribs being finished off on the grill.
Pulled pork. A must order, in my opinion.
Fink inspecting a beef primal for Smoked Prime Rib.
Bacon. LOTS of smokey bacon. To be used in nefarious ways.
Fink be liking his bacon.
“Texas Lollipops” appetizer. Bacon wrapped sausage with horseradish dipping sauce. These got inhaled.
Shrimp appetizer with pepper jelly. Sweet but also spicy, this met with the table’s approval.
Salmon entree with corn pudding. I’m not much of a salmon fan, but both the missus and I really enjoyed this. But enough with this sissy, fru-fru food. WHERE BE THE BARBECUE, FINK?
Arrrr! There be the BBQ! Mixed platter with ribs, pulled pork, chicken and pulled turkey. David is currently using Applewood chips in the restaurant’s Southern Pride smoker.
Here be another view of the tasty, sweet meat.
Aye, the root veggies. For all you sissies that must have ‘yer fiber.
But I shall have me a giant bacon cheeseburger! With fried onions and jalapenos!
Ain’t she a thing of beauty?
And so there be no forgetting where you are, a dense Irish soda bread pudding with whiskey sauce, if ye haven’t gotten ‘yer fill.
We hope ye be sticking around some this time, Finky boy.