It started with two venti hot chocolates with whipped cream. A walk on the pier at Surf City, USA. It was a sunny day and vendors are setting up in Huntington Beach's Main Street for some kind of festival.
It was the only day in between the hectic holidays that my husband and I could spend together without working on holiday feasts and church tasks. Friday is our fifth wedding anniversary - we've been married half a decade already! Wow!
We made our way through the crowds to Smokin Mo's Smokehouse BBQ for dinner. It looked like a casual place and it was quiet compared to the rest of Main Street. We ordered the BBQ sampler and garlic fries.
Hickory smoked shredded pork, Georgia-style sweet and spicy BBQ ribs and chicken with a side of potato salad and barbecued beans. Yummy! I've been to a lot of restaurants before that served BBQ ribs that you know was slathered in BBQ sauce and then grilled - it does not taste as good as this hickory-smoked meat. Aside from the delicious barbecue sauce, the meat itself had a distinct flavor and it was juicy not dry. Yum! Their potato salad was seasoned with savory spices that complimented the barbecue perfectly. Their barbecued beans - I tell you I have never been fond of beans - but I loved their sweet and tangy mixture. We certainly picked the right place to dine last night.
Their staff was friendly and the manager even came by to ask us how we like our food. They were very accommodating. And the price was an even sweeter deal! So if you're looking for a place to eat at Huntington Beach and you love smokehouse BBQ - I would definitely recommend strolling down Main Street and trying Smoking Mo's Smokehouse BBQ!
Bon apetit, everyone! Happy New Year!