I won't even sell somebody a barbecue unless they get cole slaw. If they want a barbecue and they don't want cole slaw, there's something wrong with that person.  It all goes together. You've got to have cole slaw and hush puppies with barbecue.

— Wilber Shirley

Peace, Love, and Barbecue

dbarrow's Review of Holy Smokes

Joint: 
  • Brisket: Very moist and flavorful with a tad too much cumin.
  • Sauce: Fair, nothing special.
  • Sides: Tater salad is heavy on the dill. Slaw, baked beans, pinto beans are all just fine.
  • Sausage: Greasy and tasty but some weird flavor that I’m not crazy about.
  • Pulled Pork: Excellent stuff, very tasty.
  • Spare Rib: Just right, I like it.
  • Atmosphere: New building with lots of wood and an outside deck seating area. Pictures of other famous BBQ joints – Corky’s and Dreamland to name a couple. Standard cafeteria style line with a man who knows his Q behind the counter cutting up the meats.
Main Fare: 
6.3
Other Fare: 
5.2
Atmosphere: 
6.5