Smoky Park Supper Club

New American
Worth a detour

The backdrop for Smoky Park Supper Club is picture-perfect: On a roomy piece of land next to the French Broad River, the restaurant has ample outdoor space and plenty of bistro lights.

On sunny Sundays, brunch is an outdoor affair that includes live music. We are lucky to be seated outside next to a window where the two-person band is soulfully covering familiar classics like Purple Rain and Tiny Dancer.

Mini strawberry muffins are served with what tastes like a whipped butter/cream cheese situation with bits of lime zest. They’re soft and light, with chunks of fresh strawberries. It’s a nice, different way to start the meal, and not as heavy as a plate of biscuits.

A Bulgogi bowl is built atop fresh greens, topped with thinly sliced steak and pickled jalapeños. A crisp rice cake soaks up the meat’s juices, egg yolk, and sambal mayo. It’s a “perfect bite” dish.

The chicken sandwich is on a very soft bun and slathered with just-melted pimento cheese. The chicken has a thick breading, and big pieces of it spill off the bun. Smoky-seasoned home fries are served in a tiny cast-iron dish.

Kale salad is big enough to be a main event, with bits of sweet granola, fresh blueberries, blackberries, and peaches, and a chunk of ciabatta. It’s drizzled with creamy lemon yogurt dressing.

The building, made of old shipping containers, has an expansive, industrial feel. Service is friendly, if a little slow and disjointed. Should you want to wile away the afternoon, there’s a bar inside an Airstream on the lawn, serving cold beer and frosé.

What to Eat
Smoky Park Supper Club, Strawberry Muffins
Strawberry Muffins
Start with a bowl of tiny strawberry muffins and whipped butter/cream cheese with lime zest.
Smoky Park Supper Club, Home Fries
Home Fries
Home fries are smoky and spicy, with crisp outsides.
Smoky Park Supper Club, Fried Chicken Sandwich
Fried Chicken Sandwich
Fried chicken is thin and substantially breaded. With a Reaper aioli, pimento cheese, and spicy arugula.
Smoky Park Supper Club, Bulgogi Bowl
Bulgogi Bowl
Bulgogi Bowl with sesame-scallion rice cake, flank steak, sunny egg, fresh and pickled veggies, Sambal mayo, and cilantro.
Smoky Park Supper Club, Kale Salad
Kale Salad
Kale summer salad with fresh fruit and a lemon yogurt dressing
Open Year Round
Meals Served
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Dessert, Late Night
Credit Cards Accepted
Alcohol Served
Outdoor Seating

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