As a New England resident having spent a fair amount of time in the South, I had high expectations of Smokestack Urban Barbecue hoping it to rival the BBQ in Tennessee and Texas that I’ve grown to love. Traditionally a Tex Mex dish, the Pulled Pork Tacos at Smokestack did not live up to the expectations that I had. The soft shelled tacos, although very fresh, seemed to be sloppily prepared with more emphasis on the embellishments to the pork than the pulled pork itself—which, with a dry rub rather than sauce, made it’s flavor indistinguishable from the meal. With the sour cream on the side, I had hoped that there would be more meat in the tacos themselves.
Although fellow Worcester Foodies reported very positive meals, the Pulled Pork Tacos, in my opinion, were a far cry from the authentic Southern BBQ that I was hoping to find.