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!
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!
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.
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!
Served by the half pound, order yourself a helping of the Brisket ($11) and the Pulled Pork ($10)
With so many options, 15 to be exact, you’ve got to make some tough choices!
But I was most blown away by the Hush Puppies ($12), Smokestack Corn ($4), Frito Pie ($8) sample sized pictured below
Jalapeño Corn Bread!
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!
Mr. Fab lock smoke & whisky