Tuesday, October 13, 2015
Fans Cheer Smokebelly BBQ Fall Menu Newbies
Right in the thick of “good old-fashioned hate” season, unleashes a powerful roster of eats that football fans can agree on and love. First quarter faves fill the BBQ Tapas section with lady killers (fried pickles with BBQ ranch dipping sauce), grilled cheese bites on bâtard bread, spicy pork belly bites, and smoked brisket and sofrito empanadas with chipotle dipping sauce ($5.75-$9.75). Grip the Smokebelly Stack of smoked pork and lean sliced brisket or the 50/50 burger that combines ground bacon and a brisket/short-rib blend and is served with crispy tobacco onions, pickles and ghost cheese ($12-$12.50). Stay light on the feet by forking into salads centered on chilled farro and green beans with smoked almonds and mint yogurt dressing; quinoa and mixed vegetables; green bean and tomato smoked feta or the BBQ quinoa bowl boasting a colorful mix of julienne carrots, diced cucumbers, cherry tomatoes, cilantro, mint and a honey citrus vinaigrette ($3.95-$7.50). Jalapeño cornbread cakes with sweet corn edamame succotash goes the distance to please gluten-free and vegan menu watchers ($7.25). Barbecue plates, smoked wings, sandwiches and sides continue to be valuable players, especially when tagged by creative cocktails or one of the 36 craft brews. Sixteen large viewing screens capture the extra point, every time. Smokebelly serves lunch and dinner daily and offers free self-parking.