Smoketown Blues will carry southern-style barbecue to downtown Valparaiso.
The restaurant with “a fiery ardour for distinctive components, freshly trimmed meats, and full of life experiences” will open for takeout Tuesday at 66 W. Lincolnway in downtown Valparaiso.
Dine-in will observe quickly.
The barbecue joint will serve meats smoked low and gradual on apple, hickory, pecan and cherry woods sourced from the American South. It makes its personal barbecue sauces in-house, resembling Cherry Chipotle, Honey Habanero, Georgia Peach and Tennessee Whiskey.
It focuses on artisan barbecue with “a skinny outer bark and an internal smoke ring revealing tender meat inside” that is crafted with “signature blends of smoke, dry rubs and sauces.”
The menu consists of child again ribs, brisket and pulled pork. It additionally has barbecue sandwiches like The Drunken Philly, with brisket smothered within the Tennessee Whiskey sauce, and The Yard Chook, which tops a shredded, slow-cooked rooster breast with smoked gouda cheese, tomato slices, crunchy pickles and ancho chipotle. It is served in an artisan bianco roll.
Sides embrace candy potato fries, BBQ beans, cole slaw, Tater Salad, Mac n Cheese and Cactus Brisket Chili. When you save room, there are desserts sourced from the Belle Estanni Bake Shoppe of Valparaiso.
The restaurant will likely be open 4-9 p.m. Tuesday by means of Saturday.