Went to smoke meat pete with friends today to see what it was all about.
Localisation: Its on Ile Perrot, far from downtown or public transport. Accessible by car.
Venue: More spacious and better looking than other smoked meat places. Predominant wood. The places doubles up as a blues bar at night I gather. Pleasing lingering smoke/BBQ smell that reminded me of south carolina smoke houses.
Service: Fast and pleasant enough. You order your meal at the counter before sitting down so its not full service but everyone was smiling and no one was pushing us out so its different than other smoked meat places (*schwartz cough cough*)
Food: We ordered a Smoke Meat Pete Special. The smoked meat had a great texture, was well prepared and well seasoned with spices, which was predominant on the meat. The meat had a firmer texture than Main's with a bit more dominant flavor but looser than Quebec Smoked Meat. It was also cut a bit thinner than Main's. I prefer Quebec Smoked Meat overall because I like a firmer product but overall my grading was Quebec Smoked Meat=>Smoke meat Pete=>Main's=>Schwartz. My two friends prefered a looser smoked meat texture so their ranking was Main's=>Smoked Meat Pete=>Quebec smoke meat=>Schwartz. We accompanied the smoked meat with Cott Cherry Coke and fries.
The fries were exceptional. Nice medium cut, great crunch, well fried with a hint of sweetness. We agreed to come back to try their smoked meat poutine eventually.