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“A Bit Too Greasy For Me....Sorry:(. I really wanted to like it.”
Review of Holy Smoke BBQ

Holy Smoke BBQ
Ranked #340 of 3,625 Restaurants in Calgary
Cuisines: Barbecue
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Reviewed December 23, 2012

The Manwich Sandwich was very greasy. By the time I got it home the bottom bun was just a grease sponge. I ate it without the bottom bun. Would be good without so much grease. I tried the sweet sauce and the mama sauce which is a little spicy with vinegar. Both good. There are about a dozen sauces to try. Also tried the bones. Not a lot of meat but not bad. Also had the cornbread which was good.

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Reviewed December 15, 2012

Holy Smoke offers up decent but not great Memphis BBQ for the carnivores in the crowd. On a recent visit, the ribs, while exhibiting a nice smoke ring had a on off-putting weird greasy taste. Fat was not rendered fully on the ribs, resulting in a less-than-satisfying feast. A buck a rib for rather skimpy fix; big bones and pleasant features as Mom used to say. Pulled pork, Carolina style, was a pleasant surprise. Nice smoky smell and flavour without being overpowering. Crunchy coleslaw thankfully overshadowed the white bun that had seen better days. The sauces, while wide in variety, were a bit uninspired. Overall, Holy Smoke offers reasonable BBQ at decent prices, but nothing compared to the "real thing" or what the accomplised Q-er can do at home. Ok for a quick fix.

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Reviewed November 25, 2012

Went with folks who really liked it, but not my thing. Smell of the heavily smoked meat reminded me of shoe polish. To each his own.

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Reviewed November 17, 2012

While in Calgary, if you have a desire for pulled pork, smoked melt in you mouth ribs, this is the place to drop by. Served on brwon wax paper the food filled the yearning I missed.
Must say this is the first time I tried this joint. The best this side of Winnipeg for sure.

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1  Thank Murco
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Reviewed October 29, 2012

i have been a couple times for bbq.
their sauces are wonderful and varied.
The buck a bone for ribs is a good deal, just wish they had larger sizes of their sides.

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