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The Oak is a Central Texas style barbeque restaurant & bar, with focus on the highest quality meats, beers, wines and cocktails.
82 backers pledged $11,828 to help bring this project to life.

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 We are raising the bar for barbeque in the Pacific Northwest by bringing true Central-Texas style methods and traditions to downtown Vancouver, Washington.  The Smokin' Oak is a full-service barbeque restaurant and full bar serving the highest quality meats, ingredients, beers, wines and cocktails.  Our family has been perfecting our techniques and recipes in the Austin, TX area for over 75 years.  The secret is in the simplicity.  We are cutting no corners and cooking everything outside on two massive offset barrel smokers that we have designed and built ourselves.  We use only the clean smoke from burning, not smoldering, Oregon White Oak with absolutely zero gas, electric or charcoal assistance.  Once you have tasted the difference, there is no going back. 

'The Big Show', our largest cooker, at about 80% built.
'The Big Show', our largest cooker, at about 80% built.

 We are turning to Kickstarter to help us create awareness and to get us over the hump financially so that we can make the final push to get the place open and start stuffing these smokers full of Prime-Grade Black Angus briskets.  So take a look at our rewards and see if you may like to be a part of bringing this lifelong dream to fruition and bring game changing barbeque to the Pacific Northwest.  Thank you for checking us out.

Cheers friends,

Erick & Bryan

Coming to a BBQ joint near you....
Coming to a BBQ joint near you....

 

Risks and challenges

Most people are probably aware of the risks and challenges associated with opening a restaurant. It is statistically not the safest of endeavors. However, because of our experience, abilities and connections we are uniquely suited to overcome the obstacles that trip up most restaurateurs.

Because we are willing and able to work the lion's share of the labor hours ourselves, we can drastically cut down on on the largest unavoidable expense in this industry.

Our collective experience, which covers nearly every facet of the service and hospitality industry, streamlines our procedures and eliminates the guesswork associated with a new business.

Lastly, the fact that we have been here, working in the industry for so long, has netted us countless contacts, customers and friends. All of which are eager to see us take a shot on our own and are helping to create a buzz surrounding the opening. We have very little need to spend any money or effort on creating awareness for the restaurant as we will undoubtedly have a packed house on day one.

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    Show the love

    Have a part in making this dream a reality and bringing true Texas barbeque to the Couve.

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    First release Smokin' Oak T-shirt

    Get your own Original Smokin' Oak shirt. Available in S, M, L, XL, XXL. Color options available.

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    Lunch or Dinner on us

    Receive a certificate redeemable for one of our delicious meat entrees with choice of sides.

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    Smokin' Oak Swag Bag

    Get your own Smokin' Oak first release t-shirt along with our original trucker hat. Sizing and color options available.

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    Texas style Thanksgiving

    Take care of next year's Thanksgiving now and receive a certificate redeemable for your choice of a smoked turkey or a whole smoked brisket to impress the fam next November.

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    Dinner for Four

    Receive a certificate good for four entrees (1 meat, 2 sides) and a choice of appetizer for the table.

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    Host the Ultimate Party

    Host a Texas-sized party, we'll do the cookin. Take home 2 whole briskets along with pulled pork, homemade sausage and all the sides and fixins for your next big shindig or event.

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    We'll Cater Your Next Event

    We'll drag our big ol' 500 gallon smoker anywhere in the Vancouver/Portland area and cook up and serve brisket, sausage, sauce, beans and potato salad for you and up to 35 of your closest friends.

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    We'll Host Your Next Event

    We'll shut down the entire "all-ages side" or "21 & over side" of the restaurant (depending on the nature of your event) and host a banquet-style bash for up to 35 people for any style get together.

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