Ultimately, it’s the recently great barbecue that provides the biggest identity crisis for Smoky Rose. It’s a slightly above-casual sit-down restaurant with a full bar and an expansive patio. Barbecue hounds looking for their brisket fix will likely be put off by waiting behind the Range Rover in the valet line, and cocktail-sipping couples looking for a steak or the Smokehouse Cobb won’t know or care about the difference between the lean and the fatty brisket (they might prefer it chopped into the queso anyway). Smoky Rose is designed for the latter, but the quality barbecue is aimed straight at the former. Maybe just come for lunch when you can park your own car.
Method: Oak in an offset smoker
Pitmaster: Mike Sharp and Tyler Hutt
Don't get put off by the fancy fixins—the barbecue is true.