The New Year saw new owners taking over from Rouse Street neighbours Shagy's Pizza and India on Bay. The latter is a straight switch for Khansama Tandoori, whose familiar looking menu is reflective of a bolts and all business sale, with even the religious trinkets remaining.
Smokey's BBQ, with the booths gaining a barn roof and the remnants of the wall mural giving way to license plates that leave no doubt that this, bizarrely, is Rouse Street's second American eating joint (with Third Wave café having been plying a successful evening American BBQ trade for a while now).
Smokey's (All) American BBQ
Main prices: $15 - $23
Beer range: Millers, Coors, Budweiser, Sierra Nevada
Wine range: $8 - 9.50
Quantity vs quality: As you would expect in an American diner
Nearest Tram: Beacon Cove (109)
Bookings: 9646 4719