Smoke 'em if you got 'em

Chef Kenny Bowers is all set to smoke at his new BBQ joint, and we got a first look at the menu

Chef Kenny Bowers is all set to smoke at his new BBQ joint, and we got a first look at the menu

[UPDATE: Daniel Vaughn, a.k.a. the BBQSnob, offers a correction on the  identity of the smoker: "An Oyler & a Little Red Smokehouse are two models of J&R smokers. A Little Red Smokehouse isn't an Oyler." Thanks BBQSnob!]

Kenny's Smoke House, the new barbecue place from chef Kenny Bowers, has taken receipt of its shiny red Oyler smoker machine and has a revised opening date of January 21.

The smoker model is the "Little Red Smokehouse," a wood-burning unit that takes up less than 10 square feet of floor space and can therefore be squeezed into a crowded kitchen.

Bowers, who also owns Kenny’s Wood Fired Grill, Kenny’s Burger Joint and Kenny’s Italian Kitchen, will open the Smoke House with partners Mike Hutchinson and Bob Stegall at the Shops at Legacy. It will go into the old Rice Boxx space, which is a prime spot right on Legacy Drive, a few doors down from Starbucks.

Meanwhile, we got a peek at the menu:

Appetizers
Smoked brisket-stuffed jalapeños $7.99
Jalapeño cheddar sausage with queso $7.99
Chicken tenders with three sauces $8.99
Pulled pork nachos $8.99; with brisket $9.99
New Orleans-style barbecued shrimp $9.99
Coconut shrimp $9.99
Smoked salmon $10.99
Ahi tuna wontons $10.99

Salads
Caesar $6.99; with chicken, $10.99; salmon, $13.99
The Wedge $7.99; with tenderloin $12.99
Ahi tuna $13.99
Spinach and smoked salmon $13.99
Smoke House Cobb $13.99

Sandwiches served on a King's Hawaiian roll with Smoke House BBQ fries
Pulled pork $8.99
Chopped brisket $9.99
Bacon cheeseburger $9.99
Barbecued chicken $9.99
Fish sandwich $10.99
“The Kinahora”: sausage, brisket, pulled pork, queso, jalapeños, coleslaw, ahi tuna wontons $12.99

Hickory smoked and grilled meats
Pulled pork $14.99
Kenny’s “Hammered” smoked brisket, lean or marbled $17.99
Chicken $16.99
St. Louis-style pork spare ribs $24.99
Beef ribs $24.99
Java pork tenderloin $24.99
Pork chop $24.99
Carne asada $24.99
Chicken and ribs $24.99
Smoke House sampler: brisket, pulled pork, jalapeño cheddar sausage, pork ribs $24.99

Seafood
Miso-glazed salmon $19.99
Red chili shrimp $19.99
Tuna steak $24.99
Texas redfish $24.99

Sides
Fried onions, coleslaw, sautéed spinach, seasonal vegetables, smoked Gouda mac and cheese, BBQ fries, baked beans, potato salad

Chef Kenny Bowers
Chef Kenny Bowers opens the Smoke House that bears his name in January at the Shops at Legacy. Kenny's Wood Fired Grill/Facebook
Kenny's Smoke House, Shops at Legacy, smoker
Kenny's Smoke House has taken receipt of its shiny red smoker. Photo courtesy of Kenny's Smoke House