Is it the rich smoke spilling out of the smoker, curling on the summer breeze?

The smell putting you into a cobra-like trance as you follow your nose?

Or is it the sight of the glistening slices of perfectly smoked brisket, golden chicken and fall-of-the bone ribs all piled onto a platter?

Maybe it’s the all the house made sauces, mops and pickles that are the perfect companions to the treasures from the smoker.

It’s without a doubt all these things, but there is also something else. An intangible change in the pace of life once you settle down at your table, take the first sip of that bourbon cocktail and warm your face in the summer sun.

You slow down, and take the time to enjoy the moment, and the friends that surround you. Reconnecting and sharing delicious and decadent food, appreciating the craft and the time that went into preparing it.

Knowing that it’s a moment you deserve, to share with family and friends.

Probably best said by Tootsie Tomanetz, the famous pitmaster from Snow s BBQ in Texas:

"Barbecue brings people together…(they) just kind of slow down to speak to one another and look at the bright side of life. A lot of people don’t realize what a wonderful feeling that is."

Now you can enjoy this very thing on the shores of Lake Temagami, at The Outfitter Bar & Smokehouse.

Join us for a lazy day on our waterfront patio… or better yet, fuel up with us and then take a canoe out for a paddle from Temagami Outfitting!

We’re saving a seat for you.