Ben Grossman and Craig Samuel opened The Smoke Joint in 2006. Located in Fort Greene, near the BAM complex, The Smoke Joint offers Real New York Barbecue in a casual, comfortable urban-roadhouse setting. What is NY ‘Que, you ask? Well, delicious, for one thing. Combining traditional tried and true methods and incorporating techniques perfected over decades in fine dining, Ben and Craig have re-interpreted the classic barbecue shack, distilling the essence of regional styles of barbecue into their own Melting Pot. Speaking of distilling, visit The Pig Bar, where bourbon is KIng.