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“Amazing Barbecue, Great Fun”
Review of Hayden Block

Hayden Block
Ranked #30 of 3,725 Restaurants in Calgary
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Reviewed 30 July 2017

We went to Whiskey and Smoke for the first time. The set up is really casual. A number of communal tables, we sat at one outside. They don't take reservations so big groups need to go early. Having said that, just go. The barbecue is amazing. We had the brisket sandwich, it was outstanding. Certainly the best I have had in the city. Also had the beef rib, big and superb as well. We had sides like beans, super - they use the brisket drippings. Also had the watermelon salad, very good. The sauces they make themselves. The espresso sauce is wonderful. Wine list is simple but reasonable. Good beer and a bunch of whiskeys and bourbuns, not a surprise. We did not have room for dessert. Service was excellent. The food is too good to be healthy for you, but oh well.

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Reviewed 27 July 2017 via mobile

The smoked turkey breast is very flavorful, juicy and just a bit sweet. The smells of other foods that are served nearby are mouth watering. Great music with lots of room indide and out on 2 patios. Pamphlet style menu has one page of food and 2 pages of whiskey.

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Reviewed 25 July 2017 via mobile

A family of four came here on the last day of our visit to Calgary - because one of us wanted a meat hit. My expectations were a bit low, and I was pleasantly surprised by the food quality - very tasty. We had a large sharing plate with a serve of the brisket, the "hot link" (a sausage by another name), with potato salad and macaroni cheese. None of them disappointed; nor did the sauces available at the table. Service was prompt, friendly and informative. Enjoyable!

Thank Glenn L
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Reviewed 23 July 2017 via mobile

Seems rare that a trendy atmosphere coincides with delicious food. The secret isn't just in the sauce; the meat is cooked to perfection. Tender, juicy and delicious. This hipster haven is a totally different animal than the blue collar style of Palomino, greasy spoon of Holy Smoke BBQ and the BIG of Big T's. However, all things being equal I give the title to HB. Can't wait to try it again.

Thank MtnFlier
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Reviewed 21 July 2017

We wandered Kensington and stumbled on this place. Really busy but we were given great service. Ordered the chicken and pulled pork, coleslaw. potato salad and corn. All were delicious. One of the best meals we have had in Canada while travelling. Not expensive for what you get. Recommended.

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