Thursday, July 15, 2010

Shmokey Rob N Sons Southern Eatery

Years ago, I read the ultimate American road trip book for foodies , Eat your way across the USA by noted food guru's Michael and Jane Stern.
Through this book I was introduced to the southern specialty,Barbeque. I spent hours analyzing the techniques to produce the best smoked ribs, how to use a dry rub to marinade and how to make a better coleslaw. Southern BBQ was a specialty food not available in South western Ontario ... and would have to wait until a road trip south.
Flip forward to 2010 and BBQ is now an option in London Ontario.
Shmokey Rob N Sons is located in the London Mall at the corner of Oxford St and Wonderland Rd right across from the old price chopper location.
It's an unassuming place , a small restaurant that has been reincarnated a few times - this times a keeper.
I ordered the beef Brisket with a side of coleslaw, my partner ordered the Philly Cheese with a side of freshly cut fries. If you go , you must try the cassava fries, a healthy alternative to the usual.
It did not disappoint - the result was heaven.
Chef brought out a delectable dessert to share - a deep dark chocolate truffle terrine (tasted like a semi freddo) with vanilla creme and garnished with a drizzled cranberry/blackberry sauce. It was simply to die for.
Down south BBQ can be replicated and enjoyed in London Ontario. It's not pretentious and very affordable, just what roadside BBQ should be.
A perfect alternative to commercial Mcfood- a must visit for everybody.