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February 4, 2016

Yesterday, we mentioned that the Byron burger people were setting up shop on Glasgow’s West George Street.

Come April, they will have some new neighbours nearby as Smoke Barbecue opens up.

The company already has branches in Sheffield and Leeds.

The Sheffield Smoke Barbecue opened its doors in December 2013 after the owners were blown away by the barbecue available in Austin, Texas.

Having scarfed some beautiful brisket at this place in Austin back in 2007, I can see how that might happen.

Anyway, I digress.

Open pit fire

This 5pm Dining blogger knows zip, nada and nowt about cooking barbecue but, apparently, Smoke Barbecue uses an open pit fire to create their dishes.

Pulled pork, link sausages, chicken, turkey, legs, brisket and ribs are all on the menu along with burgers and sides such as smoked pit beans.

BBQ in Glasgow

Of course, there is no need to wait until April to eat BBQ in Glasgow.

Having started life as a food truck and graduated through a series of well received pop-ups, SMOAK BBQ recently opened their first restaurant on Glasgow’s Royal Exchange Square.

Three woods

Open for breakfast, brunch, lunch and dinner, they use hickory, apple wood and whisky oak wood chips to flavour their locally sourced meat.

As well as American barbecue techniques, SMOAK like to play around with Asian flavours. Right now, we could just go one of their smoaked duck tacos with ponzu jelly and pea shoots.

Perhaps with a side of beef dripping home fries with rosemary salt and smoaked garlic aioli.

Or maybe the prime Scottish brisket with fried chipotle sauerkraut and red pepper escabeche, all served in a brioche bun with fries and slaw.