BBQ lovers, start salivating: Midwood Smokehouse targets Thursday, May 18 for Backlot opening

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Barring any last minute delays, Midwood Smokehouse will likely open in the Backlot of Park Road Shopping Center on Thursday, May 18.

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I plan on crushing the Carolina Pork Plate ($10). Driving across town the Plaza Midwood location has started to be a traffic nightmare with all the construction.

This is Midwood Smokehouse’s fourth location. The others are in Plaza Midwood, Ballantyne and Columbia.

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Located next to CorePower Yoga in the back of the Backlot at Park Road Shopping Center (drive straight back). Yoga and BBQ = perfect combo.

I’ve had lunch with the Midwood Smokehouse team and I can attest – they’re pretty psychotic about producing amazing BBQ.

In a recent reader survey, Midwood Smokehouse proved to be the clear #1 BBQ joint in Charlotte.

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Midwood Owner Frank Scibelli (left) also runs Mama Rocotta’s, YAFO and Paco’s Tacos & Tequilla. Additionally, Frank was the proprietor of Bad Daddy’s which about two years ago had a nice $21 million exit

The restaurant is roughly 4,500 square feet with plenty of tables and a cool bar area.

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I would anticipate the takeout business being YUUUGE.

Right when you walk in, there’s a private room to your left named the “Fishbowl” that can be reserved for parties.

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Midwood Smokehouse will also have a lovely patio.

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You can’t tell me that you don’t chill on this patio with a cold beer and a Midwood’s BBQ Queso w/ Brisket app.


In addition to this new Midwood, there are several other concepts that will end Rocksalt’s loneliness in Park Road Shopping Center’s Backlot area.

  • Denver-based yoga powerhouse CorePower Yoga just opened.
  • Legit speakeasy from the Foxcroft Wine Co team named Dot Dot Dot should open in early summer.
  • Massive 5,000-square-foot Amelie’s should open in early summer.
  • New restaurant from Elizabeth’s Custom Shop team named Flourshop that will specialize in breads and pastas.
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Backlot = so hot right now

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Current construction status of Amelie’s in Park Road Shopping Center.

Correction: An earlier version of this story had the opening date as Monday, May 15. It will open Thursday, May 18.

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