clock menu more-arrow no yes mobile

Filed under:

Wood-Smoked Tex-Mex Lands in Interbay

Oaky’s Tex Mex, from the owners of Wood Shop BBQ, will serve queso, tacos, and burritos inside Batch 206 Distillery

A top-down view of enchiladas, nacho chips, and a variety of dips from Oaky’s Tex Mex
Oaky’s will serve Tex-Mex inside Batch 206 Distillery

Tex-Mex will hit Interbay next week when Wood Shop BBQ owners James Barrington and Matt Davis open Oaky’s inside Batch 206 Distillery. It will fill the spot left by Windy City Pie’s sought-after deep dish pizza, which moved out last year. When Oaky’s opens on Friday, January 11, Barrington and Davis will show off their wood-smoked take on classics like carnitas tacos and enchiladas. Given the acclaim for the duo’s food at their Central District restaurant and food trucks, this one definitely shows promise.

The idea came from several research trips to Austin, Texas and the Southwest, during which Barrington and Davis developed a love for Tex-Mex. The menu at Oaky’s (1417 Elliott Ave W) includes pozole, albondigas, smoked brisket chili, nachos, fish tacos, burritos, and cornbread, and what Davis calls his “real core passion,” creamy queso for dipping tortilla chips.

Meanwhile, Windy City is putting the final touches on its new Phinney Ridge home for its Chicago-style deep dish pizza. That should open early this year.


2513 South Jackson Street, , WA 98144 (206) 485-7381 Visit Website

Batch 206 Distillery

1417 Elliott Avenue West, , WA 98119 (206) 216-2803 Visit Website