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Wagyu Brisket Among Offerings at New Uptown Barbecue Spot

Smokehouse17 opened earlier this month

The text “Coming Attractions” superimposed over a close-up photo of sliced smoked meat. Eater

Denver chef and restauranteur Alex Gurevich has returned to a familiar address in Uptown with the opening of his new barbecue restaurant last week, Westword first reported.

According to the alt weekly, Smokehouse17 opened on September 6 at 1612 East 17th Avenue and will serve a menu focused on Wagyu brisket. Gurevich, who also owns Highland’s Sushi Ronin (he also owned the recently-closed Izakaya Ronin in RiNo), once owned the Peruvian restaurant Limón at the same address. He then opened a southern spot called Bread N Butter there in 2016, which lasted for two years before another Southern comfort food restaurant called the Knotty Neighbor took over.

Smokehouse17 will serve platters of pulled pork, chicken, pork belly, spareribs, and hotlinks along with the Wagyu brisket. That Wagyu brisket is sourced from a supplier on Colorado’s Western slope, Westword reported, and can also be ordered in soft tacos containing charred corn salsa, cotija cheese, and crema. Wagyu beef contains higher levels of intra-muscular fat or marbling along with a finer meat texture.

The pulled pork and chicken can also be ordered in sandwiches (there is also a portobello mushroom sandwich). Smokehouse17 also offers seven sides (for purchase separately from the sandwiches and platters), including a green chili mac and cheese, and a potato salad made with bleu cheese along with baked beans and coleslaw.

Meat boards featuring smoked pork belly, dill smoked salmon or a combination of the two and served with pickled onions, spicy pickles, smoked portobello mushrooms, and spicy mustard are also available. A homemade banana pudding dessert rounds out the menu.

The space, which is decorated like an old farm house, also features a bar which will serve a selection of cocktails, including Manhattans, mint juleps, bourbon peach palmers, and a cocktail called a 17 Smash containing bourbon, fresh lime juice, and blackberries.

Smokehouse17 opens daily at 4 p.m., according to Westword.


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