If you haven’t heard of Smokey O, now’s your time for an education. Smokey O is total Southern-American style BBQ immersion. I admittedly haven’t had BBQ this good in years–and being a Northern boy not so surrounded by Southern BBQ I’m inclined to suggest that this may have been in my top 2-3 BBQ experiences of all time. On a wet Sydney-summer Sunday afternoon around 30 some people huddled around Smokey’s BBQs at Putney Park for a beautiful meat-feast (I was concerned about the effects of such a meat frenzy following a week of near-vegetarianism–needless to say I had meat-induced nap time later in the afternoon!). The menu, paid for on honour-system alone, included appetisers of grilled jalapenos and baby capsicums stuffed with cream cheese and topped with pork (speck?), smoked-then-BBQ’d beef ribs and pork shoulder, grilled corn on the cob with lime, coriander and butter, peach and rocket salad with red wine vinaigrette and chives, all topped off with apple pie a la mode. Please follow Smokey O on Twitter & Instagram (and while you’re at it, you can follow me).