Sunday, March 11, 2012

Whimsical Windows - Smokin' Bones

Toby most graciously hosts the weekly architectural meme Whimsical Windows Delirious Doors. In this, we look for portals of interest.

Friday, Patti, Allegra and Itravelled two miles from our Ansonia home to neighboring town Derby to a delightful new BBQ restaurant, Smoke and Bones. It is about the only traditional low-and-slow barbecue in southern Connecticut.

The building dates back to around 1900, sits next to railroad tracks, and was a packing plant for the Armour meat company. The striped awnings add a bit of whimsical chic to the brick edifice.


Inside, diners are treated to this heavy steel door. Not pretty, yet its function is what defined its looks. As we know, the building is next to the RR tracks, so this door opened up to a dock where the beef were offloaded from a rail car all those years ago...

The food was smoked perfectly, I had sausage but the brisket looked divine. Great meals, great doors too!

5 comments:

Mama Zen said...

What a cool old building!

Lesley said...

It doesn't look like much from the outside - but, whoa that inside steel door is magnificent!

Sara said...

What an amazing door! I hate to think of the horrible fate of all those cattle who once passed through it. It's much more pleasant eating that delicious barbeque and not thinking about the other end of things.

Willow said...

What an amazing steel door! If you can't disguise it in the decor, it's best to emphasize it--it's great.

toby said...

That door is really fantastic! And I like your smokin' title, too :)