SmoQue Shack

On June 22nd, 2011, ribbers from all over the world took over Ottawa for Ribfest. This international cook-off  is held to determine the best meat across the continent and draws thousands of tourists to Ottawa each year. I know people who book off time from work to indulge in a weekend of hickory sauce and finger-lickin’ fun.

About 6 weeks ago, Warren Sutherland decided that the summer time festival could have the potential to fill a hole in the Ottawa restaurant scene. “With a menu drawing from the best of the best in BBQ genre”, The Smoque Shack is our new, permanent Ribfest in restaurant form.

Sampling Platter with Jerk Chicken, Brisket and Ribs

The Texas-style brisket and North Carolina style pulled pork is just shy of the magic you find at Ribfest, but it’s a great substitute if you are craving a taste of Southern BBQ anytime other than those wet-nap weeks in June.

Monday night football with half price Rib Tips and $5 pints

The interior of The Smoque Shack has been criticized for lacking atmosphere but you will quickly realize that this BBQ joint is meant to be more of a smoke house/sports bar than a romantic nook. So roll up your sleeves and tune into your carnivorous side for a taste of Ottawa’s best BBQ!

The Smoque Shack

129 York Street


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After studying wine and spending years in the food service industry, Kate is nutshell's designated food and wine aficionado. Her posts take on the foodie-sphere one restaurant at a time, exposing some of the hottest spots to satiate the ol' buds ! Her favourite restaurants usually include: innovative menus, sustainable & local produce and unparalleled hospitality. Although Kate has a keen ear for food buzz in the National Capital, you'll also find her weighing in on fashion, music and anything that peaks her interest! ** Favourite Restaurant (Ottawa) : Supply & Demand • Wine of Choice: Every wine • Favourite Band: The National • Bad Habit: Being a backseat driver• Favourite Song: Wild Horses • Fashion Icon: Olivia Palermo • Favourite Movie: The Sandlot • Favourite TV Series: Gossip Girl (sue me!) • Sport: Football (to watch and play) • Team: Arizona Cardinals • Blackberry or Iphone: Iphone • Favourite Book: The Sun Also Rises, The Cat's Table, The Bell Jar, On the Road... • ** To ask Kate a question about food, wine or anything else contact her at :

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