By JOHN T. WARD
Entering a crowded Red Bank restaurant field that seems to grow more packed each week, Local Smoke BBQ stands out.
Why? In part because Steve Raab’s new place is at a highly-trafficked corner, making for a convenient stop. Partly because it has its own parking lot, without a meter in sight.
But mainly because it will be the first purely-barbecue restaurant in Red Bank proper, and is run by a pitmaster with an avid following.