This category is a landslide every year; I don’t know why I bother. I’m not going to waste your time with hyperbole – you’ll get plenty of that with my review. As far as the winner goes, the only negative comments I have heard out of all the survey questions this year is that service can be an issue. I’ve never experienced that myself, but I tend to go early. I will say that Smokehouse 21 is already leapfrogged many restaurants on the list, which isn’t bad for a new restaurant.
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Though I have friends who swear by Russell St., I’m always amazed to see them near the top of this list. This could be wrong, but I’ve been told they don’t even own a smoker.