Last Friday was the soft opening. The aromas wafting from the smoker were amazing. I ran into a friend that attended the soft opening and he had good things to say. I'm pumped. Another new place in the 'hood for us to congregate. We're never going to leave our four block radius at this rate. At this point, why should we?
Postscript: I finally gave American Ice Co. a whirl on 12/18. We went early..so early that they were like "um..we're not open yet." I know. I should have blue hair. When they did open at 5:30, we sat in a booth. We ordered a pork platter and a turkey platter. Unfortunately, they didn't have smoked turkey or the potato salad that day. They did have a lot of beers and a great wine list. They also have a fully stocked bar, which I sampled. The pork bbq was wonderful. The platters arrived with slaw and the bean salad. We had a helpful, attentive server. I have two complaints: paper plates and BAD rock n' roll. I'm hoping both will change as the place finds it's rhythm. But if they don't, oh well. It's a cool space and I can get over myself.