Early next year Scottsdale will welcome Smoke Haus, a sister eatery to restauranteur Dave Andrea's Brat Haus, to the Old Town dining scene. The restaurant has existed for about a year or so as an off-site catering concept, but will now make its brick-and-mortar home at 3636 N. Scottsdale Road, in the space formerly occupied by Union Barrelhouse.
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With two meat smokers and a an open flame grill with mesquite and red oak wood, Smoke Haus will focus on "central coastal California’s Santa Maria style BBQ" — and if you know anything about central California barbecue, then you know that means one thing: tri tip. In fact, tri tip sandwiches will be a featured menu item, though the restaurant will also serve chicken, ribs, pulled pork, salmon, and burgers. Side dishes will include ranch beans, street corn, pork belly mac and cheese, waffle fries, and more.
The opening of the restaurant also means good news for fans of Brat Haus, the German restaurant and beer garden located next door that Andrea also owns. The new Smoke Haus lot will be available to patrons of both restaurants, relieving at least some of the parking issues surrounding Brat Haus currently.
Smoke Haus is aiming for a mid-January opening. For updates and more information check the Smoke Haus website.