Just in time for Fourth of July foodie fun, The Deck at Moonshine Flats is rolling out a new barbecue-inspired smokehouse menu. The new menu will feature items such as slow-cooked baby back ribs, brisket and smoked pulled pork.
The restaurant and bar, affectionately referred to by locals as The Deck, opened last year as a complement to the popular Moonshine Flats. The Deck's 5,000 square feet of space boasts a more casual atmosphere than its counterpart, and features family-style tables, a retractable roof and backyard-style games.
After perfecting the social atmosphere, owner Ty Hauter wanted to revamp the food offerings.
"I'm very excited to bring San Diego a 100 percent authentic smokehouse barbecue guaranteed to make any Southerner proud," Hauter said. "With our creative yet traditional menu, we feel The Deck will hold its own against the more well-known barbecue joints in town."
Todd Nash, the venue's creative chef, brought a Southern Pride smoker to perfect his recipes and to help create truly authentic smokehouse creations. The new menu will feature composed items such as pulled pork potato - a baked potato topped with smoked pork, cheese and sour cream. Also on the menu is smoked meats served by the half and full pound.
Keeping with the Southern tradition, the meats will be served with two slices of white bread, pickles, onions and a choice of two side dishes. To complement the new food items, The Deck also will feature new specialty cocktails, including a moonshine-based cocktail on tap.
Carry-out options also will be available for those who wish to take the tastes of the new menu home with them for a quiet night in or as munchies to serve at a party. The new menu will be available starting on Friday.
The Deck at Moonshine Flats, 344 7th Ave., East Village. moonshineflats.com/thedeck