I usually go for small protein, but Smoque demands that you to go big. Since I couldn’t make up my mind, I went half brisket, half pulled pork — and whole hog. The BBQ was so tender, I didn’t need the plastic utensils. The wood smoke permeated the air, the meat, and clung to my clothes for hours later. I was nearly done in by the addition of slaw and a corn muffin though I felt the sides weren’t nearly as good as the main attraction. My theory is they’re there to give you a break from non-stop meat.
The BF went big with baby back ribs, extra sauce, and macaroni & cheese. His order was tender, too, and we had no complaints except that it wasn’t as good as the brisket (how could it be?). I’ve heard raves over the mac & cheese before coming here that I’m not sure I understand. I think the notoriety of the sides comes in their contrast to the piles of excellent meat. Different = exceptional, maybe? Order sides if you want, just understand it’s not the reason to come here. Meat. Meat is the reason.
We finished off our trays and went back for a “dessert cup” of the peach cobbler. It was good in the way that something sweet after a meal usually is. Meat. Meat is the reason we will come back. It’s the reason you should go.
3800 N Pulaski Road