Pop-Up Pick: Smoke Signals BBQ emerges from hibernation to take over Mr. Flamingo

Pop-Up Pick: Smoke Signals BBQ emerges from hibernation to take over Mr. Flamingo


Don’t let this weekend’s snowfall fool you: spring is here, and so is outdoor cookery. The roving pitmasters of Smoke Signals BBQ, who have previously fed the Junction Flea and Derby crowds, will be holding their first pop-up dinner of the year on April 7 at Mr. Flamingo. They’ll be cooking up some ‘cue in the restaurant’s parking lot, rain or shine. And, if it does happen to rain (or snow), don’t get your wet naps in a knot, because while the smoking will be done al fresco, all of the eating will take place indoors. Mr. Flamingo’s menu won’t be available, but Smoke Signals’ co-owner Nick Chen-Yin (who has just returned from doing some tasty research in Texas) told us that there will be plenty of ribs, sausage and brisket to go around. All of the meat will be priced by the pound and customers can order as much or as little as they like. And there will be sides, of course: chili, potato salad and deep-fried mac and cheese balls will all play supporting roles.

 Tues. Apr. 7, 7 p.m. Mr. Flamingo, 1265 Dundas St. W., smokesignalsbarbecue.ca