Smoky Rose – A visit

Located in East Dallas across from the Arboretum you will find Smoky Rose.

The first thing that you will notice is the extensive patio area. It’s HUGE!! And very inviting.

I contacted Smoky Rose via their FB page and told them that I was going to be having dinner with friends and that I would be doing a review for this blog. I was told to let them know when I arrived.

The GM and the Executive Chef David “Spoon” Gauthier came out to great me. “Spoon”, among other gigs , did a stint in Sewanee At The University of the South. As sous chef there he had been trained in food allergy preparation as many of the students have various food allergies. They went over the menu with me and lead me to some choices for dinner.

Pickled Beet & Goat cheese salad

The house made BBQ sauce is made with a Worcsestershire sauce  that has Gluten in it so that’s out. However the white BBQ sauce is Gluten free. Ask for that.

This is a Chef-driven kitchen so they know what goes into their food. Ask, if your server doesn’t know, have him/her ask the Chef he seems to be very willing to help.

The Chicken Dish

Most of the dishes came with a side of roasted Brussel Sprouts.

All and all the quality of the food was excellent. The brisket was very lean, a must for me. This is not your typical BBQ joint, it has the feel of an upscale restaurant without being snooty.  The rustic farmhouse setting is the perfect place to unwind.

I did suggest that they offer a Gluten free bun for sandwiches. It’s so hard to get a good Gluten free BBQ sandwich. I know it would be a hit.

I will be visiting again and doing a full review. I was with a large group of friends and it was a little hard to concentrate on reviewing. That being said…it’s worth a return.

Smoky Rose is located at;

8602 Garland Rd., Dallas, TX 75218



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