I had heard about Blowin’ Smoke BBQ from my girlfriend and at first I was a bit skeptical that it was authentic. However, we decided to give this place a try since there is virtually no great food in Waunakee to speak of. They are located in a building shared by a bank and dance studio just off Highway 113 near Savannah Village in Waunakee. If you don’t pay attention you might drive right by it so make sure you drive slow and look out for Smokey…if you know what I mean.
The restaurant is new and clean and offers a great variety of BBQ house specialties and standards. They also have three televisions and a nice variety of wine and select beers. You can call ahead and order for carryout with your choice of “BBQ by the pound” or regular menu items. Our first visit and order was for the Beef Brisket Sandwich with their Sweet Original sauce and a BLT Club. We also ordered their deep fried mushrooms appetizer which arrived to our table quickly, hot and perfectly breaded. They were devoured without hesitation.
Once our entrees were delivered by the owner himself I immediately began to drool. Both sandwiches looked delicious and the BLT Club was well received by my date. Although, I could not say the same for the Beef Brisket which by most standards was overcooked and dry. Even though my first Blowin’ Smoke experience was not perfect it was good enough to warrant another try in the very near future. I want to give them the benefit of the doubt and I hope that visit number two meets my expectations.