The word “Barbecue” comes from the Spanish barbacoa, possibly derived from the barbacoa of the Arawak which was a wooden frame on posts. The word has come a long way since then to be our legendary and delicious “BBQ” of today, but much like the slow cooking of the meat of said delicacy, sometimes deliciousness takes time. Delicacies like BBQ served up at Smokestack Urban Barbecue.
World renowned for their BBQ and their bacon happy hour, there was a time not too long ago when they were also known for their all you can eat pulled pork bar. Or even more renowned for their Mammoth Sandwich, rumored to be made with real mammoth, just like the 1951 Explorer’s Club dinner. But the days of pulled pork bars and deceased pachyderm sandwiches are long gone, and now you will just have to settle for tasty BBQ and nachos.
If you’re not looking to come down with a case of the meat sweats you can get the vegetarian chili nachos, but if you just want to get a little sweaty you can go for regular nachos with smoked chicken. Technically these are BBQ Irish Nachos as they’re made with house-made potato chips, lending them almost an air of a loaded baked potato or potato skins, if you were BBQ potatoes and you topped them with chicken rather than bacon bits. And speaking of that chicken...
Do you know what the second most delicious nacho meat topping is after buffalo chicken? Pulled pork. Now why these don’t come default as pulled pork nachos or even have a choice of meats as an option I’ll never know, but big mistake. Sure, smoked chicken is fine, but you don’t need to settle for “fine” when you can not settle for “finesse” with pulled pork. I suppose I could have gotten the some pulled pork and dumped it on the nachos, but I don’t go to restaurants to Frankenstein a meal together. Frankenstein’s Monster a meal together? I guess that saying can easily display how pedantic you really are.
So should you go there for the nachos? No, don’t be silly, you go for there for the BBQ. I mean if you go there you can get the nachos, they’re fine, but following the logic of “You go to the restaurant for the type of food the restaurant sells” you will see that getting some sort of BBQ is the smart choice here. And really, unless you have three stomachs you’ll be so full of many tasty meats you won’t be able to eat another bite long before you get to nachos.