A new BBQ restaurant has opened at 6920 Marketplace Drive, Goleta in the Camino Real Marketplace (formerly Pastavino). Here is a message from owner Clay Holdren with details about his new eatery:
“Smoke ‘N Barrel BBQ Shack, a casual concept developed by the Holdren’s family restaurant company, has opened in the Camino Real Marketplace in Goleta. It features BBQ plates, specialty sandwiches, 4 types of chicken wings, a great salad bar, some delicious desserts and more. Smoke ‘N Barrel is a great place to come and enjoy some great BBQ in a relaxed atmosphere. The meats, including brisket, tri tip, ribs, sausage, and chicken, are smoked to perfection in our smoker and our homemade corn bread served with honey butter is a must try. If you are up for a challenge, try the Goleta beast sandwich: a 2-foot long pulled pork sandwich! Finish it in 30 minutes and you get it for free along with your picture up on our wall of fame. Catering and take out are also available.”
Smoke ‘N Barrel is open daily from 11:30 a.m. to 10 p.m. For more information call 685-7300 or visit smokenbarrel.com.
The Restaurant Gal and I ate lunch at Smoke ‘N Barrel earlier this week and enjoyed it. The first thing we noticed were that prices were low and portions were huge. I ordered a 1/4 rack of Babyback Ribs for $7.95 and it was a full meal. My wife ordered the 1/2 chicken ($8.25) and it was gigantic. The above picture doesn’t really convey how big it was. Each order included choice of side dish.