Kenny Bowers is smoking something – brisket and pork to be exact! The acclaimed chef and his business partners, Mike Hutchinson and Bob Stegall, opened Kenny’s Smoke House at The Shops of Legacy in January 2013. Kenny’s Smoke House is not your typical BBQ Joint, the full service restaurant features a full bar with house smoked bourbon and Grey Goose on tap.
“I’ve always been a weekend barbecue fan,” notes Bowers. “This is a restaurant concept more than twenty years in the making.” Bowers has not only been barbecuing recreationally for years, but has visited many of the nation’s top destinations for grilling, smoking and barbecuing meats to evaluate techniques and ingredients. The menu features pulled pork, brisket, both beef and pork ribs and smoked sausage sourced from Southside Market in Elgin, Texas.
Kenny’s Smoke House specializes in a variety of meats smoked daily over hickory. “Hickory is like the Pike Place Blend of smoking woods,” notes Bowers. “It provides an easy, comfortable smoke level and burns to just the right temperature.” For the non-meat eaters, the menu also features a variety of seafood dishes.
When you walk in to the restaurant, you are immediately greeted with the aroma of smoked meats complimented with strains of blues and jazz. The warm intimate dining room will feature exposed brick and rich mahogany wainscoting. But like all of Bowers restaurants, guest comfort and experience will take the forefront.
Kenny’s Smoke House joins Kenny’s Restaurant Group which includes Kenny’s Wood Fired Grill, Kenny’s Burger Joint and Kenny’s Italian Kitchen.