Chandler's West Alley BBQ + Smokehouse is Getting Raves Reviews! There is a new barbecue joint in town and it's not your mama's barbecue, offering some of the best BBQ + smokehouse in Arizona. Located in downtown Chandler, West Alley BBQ + Smokehouse opened its doors in December of 2017 at Boston and Oregon streets, in the same building that houses Puro Cigar Bar. The original West Alley BBQ, located in Jackson, Tenn., consistently ranked as one of the best places eat, which says a lot since Tennessee is known for its BBQ. West Alley in Chandler is the first spin-off location of the original restaurant, opened by a trio of southerners, including owner Bardo Brantley, director of operations Christian Brantley (Bardo’s son) and pit boss Jim Dandy.
Barbecue is a languid and laborious process that requires dedication, and folks don’t just open a barbecue joint as part of some well-researched business plan. They do it because they have a passion for cooking meat “low and slow,” and have been barbecuing their entire life. West Alley BBQ + Smokehouse is no exception. It’s a genuine Tennessee-style barbecue joint that has already become a regular Chandler hotspot for barbecue lovers and foodies alike and receiving rave reviews. Check out these amazing 5-star reviews! At West Alley BBQ, they say the barbecue sauce is supposed to be a little runny and they would never think of charging you for more coleslaw on your pulled pork sandwich. “A lot of people come in and are not sure what to expect,” said Christian, director of operations. “They say, ‘I think your sauce is thin.’ That’s because all of our sauce is vinegar-based…we’re not tomato-based or molasses-based.”
The mouthwatering meats at West Alley BBQ + Smokehouse are smoked slowly onsite using almond wood since hickory wood used in their Jackson location is hard to find in Arizona. West Alley’s menu is more extensive compared to your typical barbecue joint. Along with meats by the pound and on platters, offerings include pulled pork nachos, loaded smoked potato, chicken wings, smoked turkey salads, and much more. Named for West Alley’s pit boss, The Jim Dandy sandwich is a toasted bun filled to the max with pulled pork, thick bologna, coleslaw, and barbecue sauce.
The most popular orders so far include the pulled pork, ribs, and fried fish, and West Alley says that they can’t keep up with the demand for brisket. Meats are prepared onsite daily and once they run out, they run out. Desserts include Southern-style delicacies such as chocolate pecan bourbon bars and sweet potato pie - Yum! This place is the real deal so bring your appetite and get ready for some lip-smacking barbecue at its best! West Alley offers lunch specials and faster service in the daytime. At night you’ll find offerings from a full bar with live music on Saturday nights and karaoke on Thursdays. Address: 111 W Boston St, Chandler, AZ 85225. Hours: 11 a.m.-9 p.m. Sundays -Thursdays; 11 a.m.-midnight Fridays -Saturdays (subject to change). Phone: (480) 248-8819.
Thinking ahead, The 9th annual Great American Barbecue & Beer Festival returns on Saturday, March 24, 2018, to fill the air in downtown Chandler with the delicious aroma of BBQ pork, beef, chicken, and ribs. The 2018 Great American Barbecue & Beer Festival will be the best yet with expanded event zones, more than 100 exhibitors, 4 stages and over 60 PitMasters from across the nation serving up over 20,000 lbs. of barbeque all served up with ice-cold beer. Festival highlights include country music with national headlining entertainment, grilling demonstrations, a kids zone, an eating competition zone, live cooking demonstrations, backyard beer games, a farmers market, and more. Event Date: Saturday, March 24th. Time: Noon - 10 PM. Location: Dr. AJ Chandler Park, 178 E Commonwealth Ave Chandler, AZ 85225
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