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The Smoque Shack

New meat restaurant alert!!  The Smoque Shack recently opened up in the market and people are flocking to it, so tonight I got to see what all the fuss was about.  Basically, this place specializes in BBQ’d meats.  As if that reason alone isn’t enough to love it, it turns out these BBQ’d meats are extremely delicious.  The whole evening there was great – the worst part was having to make a decision about what to order. I’ll be back because I have to try the ribs!  But in the meantime, have a look at some of the Smoque Shack’s delicious creations…

It all started with the homemade lemonade 🙂  They had Arnold Palmers on the menu too!

Smoque Shack Lemonade

It wasn’t long before we were onto the meat course.  Pulled Pork with Tangy Coleslaw to be exact!

Smoque Shack Pulled Pork

Chris had the pulled chicken.  I got a bite, and it was awesome.  Note the toasted buns…love that.

Smoque Shack Pulled Chicken

Very solid sides included spicy fries and crispy, thickly breaded onion rings.  MMMMMM!

Smoque Shack Spicy Fries

I could have eaten 100 of these!

Smoque Shack Onion Rings

This place will definitely be added into the restaurant rotation!


The second visit was just as successful as the first.  To prove it to you, check out the meaty, saucy rib tips we started with:

Smoque Shack Rib Tips

My neighbour’s fried pickles:

Smoque Shack Fried Pickles

I had a huge 8 oz burger seasoned with a homemade spice blend….strong in the pepper and cumin flavours.  It definitely worked!  The smoked bacon and cheddar didn’t hurt either.

Smoque Shack Burger

Sample platter included ribs, brisket ( I think…) and cornbread.

Smoque Shack Sample Platter

Last but certainly not least was the mac and cheese side dish.  The cheese on top was sort of crispy….awesome.

Smoque Shack Mac and Cheese

Second visit review = yummmmmmmmm:)


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BBQ’d Burritos

BBQ’d Burritos?  I figured that since most things on the BBQ are highly delicious, why not wrap burritos up in tin foil and see what happens when you grill them for a bit.  Turns out they get toasty warm, the cheese gets nice and melty, and it makes for a fresh, wonderful meal.  Especially at the cottage where the BBQ seems to be running most of the time anyways.  I didn’t put the burritos themselves directly on the grill, but I bet if you secured them with a couple of toothpicks and put them on, you could add crispy to the list of adjectives!

I always like meals that you can “build” yourself, like pizzas or tacos.  I get the feeling this might be a kid friendly meal for that reason too….everyone likes to be able to pick their own toppings!

One of many potential toppings…..some nice chicken seasoned and grilled on the BBQ.

Grilled Chicken

Assemble a variety of your favourite burrito toppings and set it up buffet style.  This time around we went with grilled chicken, mexican rice, refried & black beans, grated cheese, sour cream, 2 kinds of salsa (homemade pico de gallo and from a jar) and homemade guacamole.  (Those are veggie versions of BBQ Stuffed Jalapenos in the front!)

Burrito Toppings

Throw your toppings of choice on a tortilla….

Fully Loaded Burrito

Wrap it up in tinfoil, and put it on the BBQ.  Don’t forget to add your name so they don’t get mixed up!

Post BBQ Burritos

Now, grab a beer and take a bite 🙂

BBQ'd Burrito

Serving option #2:  On the deck at the cottage with Stuffed Jalapenos and a big glass of Sangria.  Heaven.

BBQ'd Burritos - cottage style 🙂

BBQ’d Burritos Recipe

Possible Ingredients:

Grilled chicken
Mexican Rice
Refried Beans
Black Beans
Grated Cheese
Sour Cream
Pico de Gallo/Salsa
Sautéed onions and peppers
Grilled veggies
Tortillas (either flour or corn)

1.  Add whatever toppings you like to a tortilla.  Wrap in tinfoil and heat on BBQ for 5 minutes or until gently warmed through.


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