F220 Smokehouse

I’ve been meaning to try out F220 Smokehouse ever since it took over from the old Sidelines Sports Bar at the same location a couple of years ago, though I just haven’t gotten around to it until tonight.

F220 Smokehouse is owned by the same crew as the nearby Fahrenheit Cafe.

Food

I ordered the F220 Dog – “Giant Texan Sausage, Tangy Ketchup, Mustard, Pickles and Caramelized Onions”.

I love, love, loved the sausage (and my friends joked that I shouldn’t say that too loud… but I’d be lying if I didn’t say it!). The rest of the hot dog tasted okay, though I found the presentation made it hard to eat. I also thought more could have been done with the hot dog (my bar is set by the Strike hotdogs, which are absolutely packed with different sauces and other flavours).

For an extra $3, I substituted the fries for baked potato. This came topped with bacon and sour cream. The potato was soft and creamy, while the bacon was perfectly crunchy. The potato bake could have been improved with some extra bacon. I loved the baked potato, though I’m not sure it was fair to charge extra given that it was a substitution.

My friends ordered the brisket with a side of “Smoked Mac & Cheese”. I had a taste of the mac & cheese and loved it. It was perfect!

I give the food 4/5.

Drinks

Our bartender (who we suspect was also the manager) claimed this was his first time making cocktails… but we loved our cocktails!

(I had the Cherry Gum Old Fashioned whiskey, while my friends had the mojito and tequila cocktails.)

5/5.

Service

The service was fantastic. We were greeted and seated quite quickly, and our waitress was very attentive. I don’t think I’ve ever had a waitress ensure we don’t run out of table water, so I was definitely impressed with the service tonight!

5/5.

Overall

To be honest, I was still mourning the loss of Sidelines when I walked into F220 Smokehouse tonight; but, by the time I left, I was mourning that my time at F220 was over. F220 Smokehouse exceeded expectations on all levels. Unfortunately, I do have a high bar for my hotdogs, but I did nonetheless love the hotdog I was served tonight.

Loved the new place!

9.3/10.

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