Smokey J’s Brew and Que
Some of the hottest food trends of the moment are now available in Nightcliff with the launch of a new menu at Smokey J’s Brew and Que last month.
The new breakfast menu at the Beachfront Hotel-based eatery has a focus on lighter and healthier options for breakfast, including several types of poke bowls — a Hawaiian dish of raw fish, rice and vegetables that has been a major food trend over the past few years.
For lunch and dinner, the red-hot trend of Americanstyle barbecue is front and centre with Texas sandwiches, barbecue trays and more family-sized meals among the new offerings.
Smokey J’s head chef Justin Whitrow said the new menu had been developed as a “natural growth” of its previous cooking and in response to customer demand.
“Barbecue food has been done very heavily down south now for a few years and there’s quite a little culture of barbecue beginning in Darwin, and we’re trying to lead from the front a little bit with that to get more people to come along with it,” he said.
“And with poke bowls, there’s definitely a sense of demand from not just vegans or vegetarians but ordinary people looking for healthier options.”
Head chef Justin Whitrow with a poke bowl