There’s more whales in the Monterey Bay this season than we can remember! Come out to Sand Rock Farm and take an ocean adventure with Sanctuary Cruises.
So excited! Fab new restaurant right around the corner. Smoque serves wood-fired barbeque and pizza in a casual environment about three minutes from Sand Rock.
The pulled pork is absolutely first rate – smokey, tender, moist… I got it with apple coleslaw and a ciabatta role (that was toasted on the grill) and the spicy bbq sauce – honestly can’t think of a way to make it better. I thought I was ordering the pulled pork sandwich, but the way it worked out was even better!
We also tried the babyback ribs – they’re a bit dry (you add sauce of your choice, sweet-smokey or spicy-hot), but incredibly flavorful. True slow cooking – lean and smokey.
Max had Quattro Formaggio Pizza cooked in the wood oven – flavorful crust, tender, crisp enough. There was too much cheese; next time we’ll ask for “light cheese” and it will be ideal.
The ambiance is nice – they’ve done a good job creating a warm, casual, young, energetic environment that’s got a touch of class. It’s not a “pizza joint” – cloth napkins, nice art – nor is it “fine dining.”
Here are a few more pix: