If you’ve followed ED&D for any length of time you know that we love some BBQ. And on our first night of vacation my brother and sister-n-law took us to a cool little joint on James Island (right outside of Charleston) for some true Smokin’ BBQ!
We ventured out to Smoky Oak Taproom. This place is laid back goodness. You get out of the car and the smell of hickory pulls you in right away. When you walk into the restaurant, it is filled with smoke – reminds you of the horrible days of a cigarette smoke filled dive – but this isn’t stinky cigarette smoke – this is piped in smoke from the kitchen. Literally piped in! They have large duct work that brings in the wonderful aroma from the hardwoods working their magic in the back.
Obviously their focus is real BBQ – authentic sides – and the beer. They had over 40 craft beers on taps. They even have a special “layered menu” – check this out -
It’s called Black & Blue – Guinness & Blue Moon.
The menu had all kinds of yummy options. We started with the Carnita Tacos = Pulled pork, cilantro, diced onion, and lime. Simple and delicious. They have 4 different BBQ sauces to choose from on the table – sweet tomato base, chipotle smoky, mustard base and vinegar base. All really, really good!
There were so many options on the menu it was hard to decide which way to go. They had wings, sandwiches, BBQ plates, ribs, and even wood fired pizzas. I really don’t think you could go wrong with any of the choices!
Needless to say we were a happy bunch! Beginning vacation & eating great food with awesome company – it doesn’t get any better!!