Housed in a 5,000 square-foot space, Smokey & The Brisket offers savory barbecue sure to become a staple favorite in the neighborhood’s growing culinary scene. Locals and visitors can curb cravings as they savor the smokey goodness of barbecue prepared the old-fashioned way, with custom techniques that are revved up with flavor and quality.
Smokey & The Brisket’s seasoned owner and chef is San Diego restaurateur, Alberto Morreale, who is behind such concepts as Farmer’s Table and Farmer’s Bottega. The barbecue concept is Morreale’s second La Mesa eatery, and he has a real heart for the community.
Next-level slabs of ribs, brisket, pulled pork and chicken specialties are slow-cooked in their on-site smoker, all prepared with top-notch spices and smoking techniques, yielding a crave-worthy flavor experience born of expertise and a dedication to premium cuts of meat. Flatbread selections bring the same caliber of quality, touting handcrafted dough and innovative toppings that fuse the world of barbecue and Italian cuisine, showcased in their Smoked Meat Lovers,’ and Roasted Veggie Flatbreads. Guests can start their engines with Smoked Chicken Wings or Brussels Sprouts with bacon and mission figs. For a twist on the greens, their Burnt Carrots & Cauliflower Salad with arugula, goat cheese and cilantro-lime vinaigrette is a win-win.
Guests can savor the experience surrounded by the restaurant’s lively interior, themed to celebrate a passion for vintage car motorsports. Playful décor includes a 1960’s Dodge A100 van transformed into a bar, a toolbox counter service station, industrial-style garage doors and video game wallpaper adorning the restrooms’ interiors. Families and friends are sure to enjoy good times with Smokey & The Brisket’s barbecue specialties, robust beer and wine selection, and lively ambiance. To top off the experience, televised motorsports will be heard broadcasting NASCAR, Moto GP, Motocross and Monster truck events.
Smokey & the Brisket is now open for carryout only.
5465 Lake Murray Blvd, La Mesa, CA 91942