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Current wine rep for Savio Soares Selections and bartender at Sweet Chick Ludlow. Past lives include The Modern, Craft and Raines Law Room.
BBQ is a tricky issue, everyone has their opinions and preferences. I'm sure we can all agree that it can be an overpriced racket here in NYC. I'm going to let you in on a little secret. You can find out everything you need to know about a person by eating BBQ with them. So take someone you trust (or someone you really want to get to know) and go to Mable's during the day. Sit at the bar, grab a beer. Tell your friend you're thinking of ordering a whiskey. Order an Old Overholt. Look up at the TV and marvel at the fact that Smokey and the Bandit is playing. Order the DeLuxe Platter (3 meats/3 sides, comes with bread and slaw and pickles-ask for extra pickles) Here's my order: Brisket, Ribs, Pulled Pork, Beets, Collard Greens, Beans. (You're Welcome) Then, watch as things get messy due to the food/whiskey time continuum. Maybe it's all of the antique wood, maybe it's the smell of smoke, maybe it's the old movies, maybe it's the bathrooms that seem to be transported from a trailer park home, maybe (probably) it's that winning combination of meat and whiskey.
P.S. Save room for a slice of Key Lime Pie.
Adalyn Van Witten
Dutch pastry chef studying in NYC
Adalyn Van Witten
This is incredible! Wonderful discovery, I hadn't heard about Mable's. Thank you!
over 1 year ago
I love it -- wash that BBQ down with a key lime pie! :)
Brooklynite, freelance journalist/photographer
For people who haven't been here, this describes it really well. Nice piece of writing!
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Sommelier, Restaurant Marc Forgione
I used to live in Paris, and this place makes me feel like I'm right back there. My colleague and I visited this tiny bistro last week for the first time, and the charm extended from the darling menus to the carafes of wine and hand drawn maps of France all over the walls. We sat for the entire afternoon consuming eggs and caviar, along with carafes (yes, plural) of french vino, and I nearly forgot that I wasn't drinking a cocktail far before it is appropriate (by American standards).
Culinary Instructor, Writer
I've been to Buvette several times and though the very same thing, though I've only visited Paris. It's quickly become one of my go-to restaurants.
Private chef, specialize in latin american cuisine
I've seen Buvette a few times on RoundTable I'm starting to wonder what I'm missing out on. I don't live in this area but it looks like it might be worth the trip
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