Discuss good timing. As recently reported by our meals author, Malcolm Mayhew, Arlington’s Smoke’N Ash BBQ is fairly darn good. And, because it seems, Mr. Mayhew isn’t alone in his constructive evaluation. The restaurant, which presents a singular fusion of Texas barbecue and Ethiopian fare earned a nod from the meals of us on the New York Instances, who named it considered one of 2022’s greatest eating places within the nation.
Based on the Instances, the barbecue joint contends that the restaurant’s “vibrant Ethiopian flavors — brisket comes lacquered with awaze, a spicy sauce made with berbere — are a super match for barbecue.”
“We liked the thought however didn’t know the way it was going to go over,” restaurant proprietor Fasicka Hicks says regarding their mix of flavors. “If there’s one factor we’ve discovered about barbecue, it’s that individuals are very, very captivated with it. We didn’t know if it was one thing we might mess with.”
Smoke’N Ash was in the end considered one of three Texas eating places that made the Instances’ last checklist — the others being Austin’s Canje and Dallas’ Sister. For the entire checklist of eating places, head here.