Blue Oak BBQ opened April 22 on Carrollton Avenue near City Park. Here are four things to know about Mid-City's new spot for smoked meats:

  1. Blue Oak BBQ began as a pop-up at Grit's Bar. For the last two-and-half years, it has operated inside the club Chickie Wah Wah.
  2. The menu includes ribs, smoked chicken, pulled pork sandwiches and traditional barbecue sides like coleslaw and baked beans. A full, larger menu, which will include cracklins, rolls out next week.
  3. Blue Oak smokes with Texas post oak along with a little pecan wood.
  4. The restaurant has a full bar, which staring next week will stay open between lunch and dinner. A snack menu will be offered between meals.

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