AUTHENTIC TEXAS BARBECUE
SMOKED UP IN NOVA SCOTIA
ALWAYS LOW AND SLOW
THE CHIEF + HIS STORY
Luke Acker is Chief Fire Starter at FireWorks Barbecue.
Luke's interest in barbecue began when he married Mickey- a born and bred Texan. Mickey spoke fondly of the barbecues she grew up with; meats smoked in the pit since the day before, old fashioned sides, fresh baked desserts and how everyone- young and old, gathered together for a large, family style meal.
Intrigued, Luke tried his hand at smoking meat on a charcoal grill; however, it was after he was given a small offset smoker that things really began to change. Cooking over a live, wood fire felt natural to Luke and he soon found himself smoking meat and tending fires throughout the night- what a 20 pound beef brisket requires!
The little smoker was quickly outgrown, so Luke built a 15 foot long traditional, offset smoker we named 'Betsy'- after Davy Crockett's favourite rifle. With 'Betsy', Luke unraveled the delicate balance between wood, fire and smoke that defines traditional Texas barbecue. We hosted barbecues regularly featuring Luke's smoked meats with Mickey's sides and desserts to willing family, friends and neighbours. Word about our tasty cookouts spread and the journey to share our Authentic Texas Barbecue began.
A family owned and operated Texas BBQ joint currently serving carry out BBQ on Sundays from 11:00 AM - 2:00 PM. The unusual hours are because our Chief Fire Starter (Luke) is slowly transitioning to full time pit master. For now, he works during the week and smokes ribs, brisket, chicken, pork and our handmade 100% beef sausage all day Saturday on Betsy- his handmade, off-set smoker!
Enjoy assorted smoked meats, home-style sides and desserts -all packed and ready to go so you can eat True Texas BBQ later in the comfort of your own home!
***NO DINE IN***
FireWorks Texas BBQ is located in the small seaside village of Mahone Bay, Nova Scotia- roughly an hour outside of Halifax!
Come enjoy Barbecue smoked up in the Spirit of Texas!
Luke and Mickey did a fantastic job catering our office Holiday party.