Hayden Block Smoke & Whisky

August 12, 2016

There is nothing that beats a good Texas Style BBQ! The only problem: I live in Canada!
But last week I hit up the newest restaurant addition to Calgary’s popular Kensington scene, Hayden Block Smoke & Whisky, where they specialize in Texas Style Smoking!

Hyden Block Meal Calgary
And I am in LOVE with their concept!

First off, they’ve got the interior down!

A comfortable place to gather with long communal tables for friends and families and smaller ones for those who are out on a ‘date night’.

Or if you prefer you can always mosey on up to the bar!

Hyden Block interior
And then there’s the food!

They’ve got the meats and they’ve got the sides. All of which is prepped in-house using quality ingredients in a simplistic manner.

Meats and Side Smokehouse Hayden Block
But that’s not their only secret to perfecting the eats!

Rumour has it that the masterminds behind Hayden Block have imported their smoker right from Texas, and they didn’t cheap out on the basic model!

Truth of the matter is, it has perfected the food!

Now in attempts to save you from pure gluttonous behaviour like myself, I’ve created your first experience “Must Eat” menu!

The Meats

Served by the half pound, order yourself a helping of the Brisket ($11) and the Pulled Pork ($10)

The Sides & Trays

With so many options, 15 to be exact, you’ve got to make some tough choices!

Hyden Block YYC Meal

But I was most blown away by the Hush Puppies ($12), Smokestack Corn ($4), Frito Pie ($8) sample sized pictured below

Frito Pie Hyden Block
And lastly and definitely my favourite;

Jalapeño Corn Bread!

Hyden Block AMAZING Cornbread

Drop the mic and walk away. This IS the best corn bread in the city!

Hayden Block is like no other in the city and there’s not a heck of a lot more I can say about my experience, except that I’ve been thinking about them since the moment I left!

Oh, and that Pecan Pie! For a guy who’s not even a pie fan, this one’s stolen my heart!

Delicious pecan overload!

I can hardly wait till my next visit!

Mr. Fab lock smoke & whisky

Looking forward to reading your comments!