This past Tuesday, on Birthday’s Eve, Randee (a.k.a. kitteridge) took me out for dinner. But not just any dinner, no, and not to one restaurant… but to THREE DIFFERENT BBQ restaurants in three hours. It was one of the most incredible dining experiences I’ve ever had – a literal “food-athon” where we ran to one place, got the grub on, and ran off to the next, culminating in a lovely dessert at home later in the evening.
We started at Blue Smoke on 116 East 27th Street, meandered over to the newly opened Hill Country on 30 West 26th Street, and then took the subway up to Virgil’s in Times Square at 152 West 44th Street. We essentially shared samplers at each of the establishments in turn, and managed to almost make our reservations in time; we were late in part because I had to solve some riddles that indicated the addresses of the places we were going to. Fun!! It was a very memorable night, and one of the best birthday events I’ve ever done.