Excited about Eating by Ernie Hiers

For this edition of Excited about Eating we visited Smoke Modern Barbeque located in Huntersville's Birkdale Village. 

This ultra-modern restaurant is not your normal BBQ joint. With the contemporary, industrial style decor, you would expect a much higher priced menu.
Now I like to consider myself somewhat of a BBQ connoisseur, with my BBQ hobby of judging KCBS events. So when I visit a BBQ restaurant, I expect tournament quality meat, cooked to perfection with the right amount of smoke. I was not disappointed at this restaurant.

I planned to share with our grandson, so I could sample a variety of meats. I chose the Smokin’ Q Combo with pork spareribs, beef brisket, and smoked sausage with sides of mac n cheese and my favorite, tater tots. The ribs were perfect, not fall-off-the-bone overcooked, like so many BBQ restaurants, but with the right amount of pull and full of juice. The brisket was lean and tender, smoky, and definitely not dry. The sausage was a little spicy and full of favor.  
Smokin' Q Combo - 3 meats, Ribs, Sausage & Brisket
Dora here. A little spicy? Yowzers! That sausage was pop-your-eyeball spicy! Phew! One bite and our grandkiddo nibbled on the brisket and ribs instead. lol. 

Wow! So many items to choose from on their menu, it was difficult to pick just one. The Summer Strawberry Salad was just the right choice for lunch. With two of my favorite fruits, strawberries and pear sticks, how could I go wrong? Piled high with grilled chicken (shrimp was also an option), almonds and melt-on-your-tongue goat cheese and coated with balsamic vinaigrette, this salad was light and fresh. Delish!  
Summer Strawberry Salad
Can you believe that even with three of us eating only two meals, we still brought home two boxes of leftovers?

No debates over this, folks. 5 forks all the way!

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Saturday, September 5, 2015

Excited about Eating by Ernie Hiers

For this edition of Excited about Eating we visited Smoke Modern Barbeque located in Huntersville's Birkdale Village. 

This ultra-modern restaurant is not your normal BBQ joint. With the contemporary, industrial style decor, you would expect a much higher priced menu.
Now I like to consider myself somewhat of a BBQ connoisseur, with my BBQ hobby of judging KCBS events. So when I visit a BBQ restaurant, I expect tournament quality meat, cooked to perfection with the right amount of smoke. I was not disappointed at this restaurant.

I planned to share with our grandson, so I could sample a variety of meats. I chose the Smokin’ Q Combo with pork spareribs, beef brisket, and smoked sausage with sides of mac n cheese and my favorite, tater tots. The ribs were perfect, not fall-off-the-bone overcooked, like so many BBQ restaurants, but with the right amount of pull and full of juice. The brisket was lean and tender, smoky, and definitely not dry. The sausage was a little spicy and full of favor.  
Smokin' Q Combo - 3 meats, Ribs, Sausage & Brisket
Dora here. A little spicy? Yowzers! That sausage was pop-your-eyeball spicy! Phew! One bite and our grandkiddo nibbled on the brisket and ribs instead. lol. 

Wow! So many items to choose from on their menu, it was difficult to pick just one. The Summer Strawberry Salad was just the right choice for lunch. With two of my favorite fruits, strawberries and pear sticks, how could I go wrong? Piled high with grilled chicken (shrimp was also an option), almonds and melt-on-your-tongue goat cheese and coated with balsamic vinaigrette, this salad was light and fresh. Delish!  
Summer Strawberry Salad
Can you believe that even with three of us eating only two meals, we still brought home two boxes of leftovers?

No debates over this, folks. 5 forks all the way!

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6 Comments:

At September 5, 2015 at 5:22 PM , Blogger Tammy said...

salad looks delish!

 
At September 5, 2015 at 9:17 PM , Blogger Dora Hiers said...

YUMMO! :)

 
At September 6, 2015 at 11:58 AM , Blogger Sherida Stewart said...

All,of these dishes look SO good! Love the name of the restaurant....SMOKE .....just expresses the thought of modern BBQ. Thanks for making me hungry. Very! :)

 
At September 6, 2015 at 7:22 PM , Blogger Dora Hiers said...

lol, we aim to please, Sherida. We research and rank the restaurants we visit, so few slip by that we don't enjoy. :)

 
At September 9, 2015 at 10:06 AM , Blogger Ernie Hiers said...

Salad, who orders a salad at a BBQ place?

 
At September 9, 2015 at 10:07 AM , Blogger Ernie Hiers said...

Thanks Sherida, we really enjoyed this BBQ place.

 

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