written by Julie Lee | featured photo by Erin Berzel
Housed in a 1915 historic bank building in Shelton is some great Q and brew. Smoking Mo’s is a community backbone with a neighborly vibe. Rotating beer taps quench thirst after licking the signature housemade barbeque sauce off the rib bones. With a special Sunday brunch menu and an impressive Bloody Mary bar, Smoking Mo’s is a fitting place to catch Sunday’s NFL playoff games as teams march toward the granddaddy of them all.
203 W Railroad Ave. | Shelton | smokingmos.com
Pecos Pit Barbecue
Pecos in Seattle offers barbeque for a steal of a deal. Check out the happy hour with $2 slider specials and $4 beers, or get a $6 mini-me sandwich or two. If you are a brisket connoisseur or a fan of slow-smoked pork butt, this is your place. While many barbeque joints offer similar sides, breakouts at Pecos include cowboy caviar with black-eyed peas, avocado and corn and pit beans.
2260 First Ave. S. | Seattle | pecospit.com
Cask & Trotter
If you yearn for an innovative cocktail to pair with a favorite barbeque, Cask & Trotter sounds the horn. This spot has a ritzy spin, offering a chic bar, grilled artichokes for an appetizer and some of the most delicious smoked chicken found anywhere. The house-ground top sirloin burgers are a nice option for those looking beyond traditional barbeque dishes. The bacon gorgonzola burger with grilled onion is a show-stopper.
18411 Hwy 99 | Lynwood | caskandtrotter.com
Country Boy’s BBQ
Country Boy’s BBQ in Cashmere is the pinnacle of Southern rustic barbeque fare. While the pulled pork is a specialty, head straight to a combo plate and try a little bit of everything so you don’t have to choose one dish. Sublime, simple, scrumptious barbeque.
400 Aplets Way | Cashmere | countryboysbbq.com