The Erskineville Hotel, re-dubbed The Erko, had a major barbecue makeover last year. While it still maintains its living room charm, the backyard smoker is a big improvement to the menu. They're cooking up classic American baby back ribs ($26-36) and buffalo wings ($15-23) with a dietary consciousness — most of their meat dishes are gluten free. Vegetarians are welcome too; The Erko does a full vego plate of heirloom veggies, smoked corn and goats' cheese on their smoker. All of the meat is smoked for six hours and then barbecued for another six, so you're sure to have some juicy, melty meat on your hands.
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