8052 E Mill Plain Blvd
Vancouver, WA 98664
SMOKEHOUSE PROVISIONS, VANCOUVER GETS BARBECUED
Okay guys so let me be honest, Vancouver, WA is quite possibly the least appealing place to ever be recommended for dinner. In the short time that I called the 'couve' my home I spent every dining chance I could in portland. I really didn't give the city a shot, I ate at a few local thai spots, grabbed standby chain food at chipotle, and hangover relief meals from McDonalds but never did I plan to dine in the hood. So imagine me, -after five years of portland eating- now telling you to venture to vancouver to eat, I must really like something to suggest it, right!
Well, it's happening, you guys, go to Vancouver to get your grub on!
A few months ago (well actually, back in october 2016 -yep more than a few months) I went to a media preview of the newest restaurant to hit Vancouver, WA, Smokehouse Provisions, the latest opening from owner and chef B.J. Smith. B.J. is no rookie when it comes to opening restaurants, Smokehouse Provisions is his fourth restaurant in addition to Smokehouse Tavern, Kim Jong Smokehouse, and previously shuttered Smokehouse 21. This latest venture of B.J's' just happens to be outside of the portland area code and across the river in Vancouver, WA. Since sharing is caring why not share our favorite restaurants with our stateline neighbors?
Smokehouse Provisions is located in Vancouver's newest shopping and dining destination, The Mill.
Just like B.J.'s Portland restaurant's, Vancouver's Smokehouse Provisions will follow the same song and dance, and then some! Smokehouse will feature B.J's hallmark smoked and barbecued pig, lamb, fish, cow, and the menu will feature many of his Portland restaurant classics like the pig ear pork rinds, bacon molasses cornbread, and frito pie served in a frito chip bag.
If you must know, those hot link deviled eggs are a-ok, there's something so fulfilling about a creamy deviled egg and then go and add a smoked hot link and you've got yourself a winning combination. And, with all that there is to order do not miss on those house-made milk buns and brisket!
If you're a little foodie like myself then you've probably seen or heard of B.J.'s recent appearance on BRAVO TV's TOP CHEF. Although he didn't ultimately bag the win it was fun to know one of our local chefs was back on the network. Anyone else watch along on this last season?
disclosure: i was invited to attend a media preview of smokehouse provisions, while there i received complimentary tastings of their menu offerings. all opinions shared are my own.