Thursday, August 16, 2012
Holy Smoke BBQ - Smoked Turkey Dinner
We had seen a place with a sign that just says “BBQ” and wandered in to see what it was all about. We were the only ones in the place, so we had their undivided attention. Turns out that the people that run the Catfish Joint on Curry Ford have been working on Holy Smoke BBQ for 3 years, which is now open in the same plaza.
The ATMOSPHERE… It is a very large place with western décor featuring a bar, a private dining room, and a large open dining room with plenty of booth and table options.
The SERVICE… Our server Wendy could not have been better, she was very helpful in answering questions and giving suggestions.
The FOOD… Comfort Foods, Seafood Plates, Steaks and Hickory Wood Smoked BBQ (We could smell the Hickory as we walked in) All of their Meats are Dry Rubbed, Slow Cooked in their “Old Hickory” Smoker, and Hand Carved when ordered.
With all of their “Non BBQ” meals and their 19 side item choices the menu makes the place more of a “Country Cookin’” place rather then simply a BBQ Joint.
As we looked over the menu Wendy brought us sampling of Beans and Corn Bread Muffins. What a nice little bonus.
We were both curious of their Pulled Pork, so we started with a half order of Pulled Pork Nachos. They were pretty tasty and we finished the plate in no time!
Since we has already tried the Pulled Pork we decided that one of us would get the Turkey Dinner and the other would get the Brisket Dinner.
My friend had the Brisket with Green Beans and Mac & Cheese.
I had the Smoked Turkey with Fried Green Tomatoes and Sweet Potato Wedges.
My food was good, not great. The portion of sliced Meat was very generous and tasted like your traditional Thanksgiving Turkey. The Fried Green Tomatoes were OK but rather bland, a little salt or other seasoning would have helped. The Sweet Potato Wedges were also just OK, I feel like if they would have been cooked a little longer and were a little softer they would have been perfect. The plate was also served with Gravy, which was great on the Turkey. I had planned on using the BBQ sauce, but found that I really liked the gravy better.
Then when we asked about Dessert Wendy told us about their shooters. When she brought them around we were impressed with the size of them. Normally a shooter dessert is simply a shot glass, but these were in “Rocks” glasses and were a great deal for the money. They were 3 for $9 so we decided on the Peanut Butter Cup, the Oreo, and the Key Lime. They were all very rich and dense. The Peanut Butter Cup was my favorite and still I could only eat about half of it. The Pastry Chef came by our table later and was also really nice, she clearly is a talented woman and loves what she does.
Our bill for 2 Drinks, 2 Entrees, 1 Appetizer and 3 Desserts was only $41, which is a Great Deal I thought.
My hopes for the place are that they get a better Sign, hopefully something that actually says, “Hole Smoke”. Although I have slight complaints about the Food I would simply order something different next time. There were several other menu items that caught my eye, and Wendy’s service was so good that I would definitely go back again.
Posted by d at 4:37 PM