RE: Does anyone remember Smokey's in NYC?
I don't know if anyone will see this as the original posting is so old, but I sure do remember Smokey's. Had some chili there (9th Avenue)one time that was so hot my stomach was in spasm for hours. I really didn't think that much of it, as I recall. No matter what you ate, the heat overwhelmed the flavor.
And there never was a Twin Donut there. It was Jack's Nest, a vastly overrated soul food joint. And originally it had been an A&P. And now it's the original branch of a highly successful gourmet store group, Garden of Eden. But its highest calling was in my misspent youth, when it was the Chalk and Cue billiard room.