Holy Smoke – The name says it all

Restaurant:  Holy Smoke
Cuisine: BBQ, Deli
Location: #4 4640 Manhattan Rd SE Calgary (On the corner of Blackfoot Trail and Manhattan Rd SE)
Hours: Monday to Friday 10am-8pm, Saturday 11am-4pm, Closed Sunday’s
Contact: 403-605-9365
Price Range: $5 to $10

Additional Comments:

  • Dine-In, Take Out and Catering
  • Southern BBQ feel and smell
  • Simple menu
  • Tons of different sauces to choose from
  • Roll up your sleeves and wear a bib

This place would be my favourite BBQ place in Calgary.  Well I guess there aren’t that many in Calgary to choose from but this place is just as good as any I’ve had in the South.  They keep the menu rather simple, pull pork sandwich, beef brisket sandwich, manwich, ribs, sausage links, and a bunch of different sides.

I have a go to meal everytime, Manwich (pull pork and beef brisket, with a pickle), 2 or 3 ribs (a buck a rib) and a pecan tart.  My go to sauces are the Horseradish bbq sauce and the house sauce.  This is a massive sandwich of pure goodness heaping with succulent smokey meat.  The ribs are generally not to everyone’s liking, most people want fall off the bone ribs, these ones are tender but they are firmer to the touch, just how I like my ribs.  The smokiness of all the food is just right, not too smokey where all you can taste is smoke.  The highlight of my meal is when they have something pecan.  The pecan pie is outstanding and same with this nice flakey pecan tart, just the right amount of sweetness to end of the meal.

If you haven’t been yet, venture out to the different and off the beaten path location for the great taste of BBQ in Calgary.

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Overall Rating: 

Rating Scale (1. Yuck, 2. I’m eating it but won’t order again, 3. This is good, 4. This is really good worth recommending, 5. OMG I need to facebook and tweet about this and can’t stop thinking about it)

Food Rating: ★★★★★
Service Rating: ★★★★½
Ambiance Rating: ★★★★☆
Overall Rating: ★★★★★

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Author: YYC's Best Eats

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