Denverites who have been following the work of former Oak at 14th and Acorn chef Bill Espiricueta can get ready to try his latest restaurant Smōk this weekend. The barbecue shop opens Saturday morning alongside other restaurants inside the Source Hotel & Market Hall.
Espiricueta is also behind Injoi Korean Kitchen at Zeppelin Station, and he took over the “No Vacancy” space in that market hall this May with his Japanese concept, Gaijin, serving ramen bowls and yakitori. For Smōk, the chef is combining his fine-dining cooking with a casual barbecue service. The menu is inspired both by Espiricueta’s world travels and by American regional barbecue styles.
Breakfast, lunch, and dinner will be served featuring smoked items such as ribs, chicken, brisket, wings, and homemade sausage. Smōk will also sell side dishes, house-made pickles, kolaches, and breakfast tacos. American comfort foods like Frito pie, totchos (tater tot nachos), patty melts, smoked brisket hash, and a smoked pork belly BLT also will be available.
Stay tuned for details about The Source Hotel’s other restaurants, Safta and The Woods, as well as a look inside the spaces ahead of this weekend’s opening.
- Safta and Smōk Make Plans for August Debuts [EDEN]
- A Former Nobu Chef Is Bringing Ramen and Yakitori to Zeppelin Station [EDEN]
- All Previous Eater Coverage of The Source [EDEN]