Venturing to or from Ellicottville, NY this winter, ski bunnies do not need to rely on the bustling eateries or overpriced brews in the Main St. area. The unassuming Smokin’ Tom’s B-B-Q and Sue Z’s Pies on Rt. 219 is serving some of the best smoked meat around. Rack of ribs, smoked pork, chicken and smoked beef brisket (as a dinner or sandwich) are perfect choices to fill grumbling stomachs after a day on the slopes.
The Beef Brisket is smoked to perfection and then sliced fresh. On a fluffy bun, it’s a savory winter meal. Be sure to pair it with homemade apple sauce. This homestyle treat, chunky farm-fresh apples and just the right amount of cinnamon, is a great match for the smokey sweetness in the BBQ sauce. There is also perfectly pickled sauerkraut and crisp Sweet Potato Fries to choose from. Tom and Sue also know their condiments. There is honey on every table for the fries.
Eat-in or take it to go, Smokin’ Tom’s B-B-Q and Sue Z’s Pies is open year-round and they also cater. Their winter hours are 11 am – 8 pm Friday – Sunday. Call 716-592-7137 or visit smokintomsbbq.com.