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The Half
Smoked Chicken
sits atop a barrel of Maker's
Mark Private Select that
was aged for Mary Jane's.

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Steak aficionados have a couple good choices from
which to choose. There's a 14-ounce New York strip or
12-ounce rib-eye on the large plates menu. The coffee
crusted rib-eye is seared and finished to your liking. It is
topped with a maple-bourbon butter and served with collard greens and sweet potato hash.
"The sweetness and bitterness from the rub and the
sweet potato hash pairs nicely," Matt says.
If you're looking to be the envy of the smokehouse,
you'll need to show up on a Friday or Saturday night
for the showstopping 35-ounce Tomahawk Rib-eye,
with a foot-long bone sticking out of the steak.
The mammoth piece of meat is rubbed down
with oil and Mary Jane's house seasoning - salt,
pepper and garlic. It's seared on the grill and
cooked to your liking. Matt recommends nothing
over medium. The dish is intended to be shared
and is paired with a mushroom bordelaise sauce.
Chef Matt switches out the seasonal potato and
vegetable each weekend depending on what is
available.
"The whole dining room sees it when it comes
out of the kitchen," he says. "Every head is
turned."
"I always make sure to take the long way
through the dining room when I'm bringing one out,"
Carisa says with a laugh.
A quartet of salads rounds out the menu, all available with one of six dressings that, of course, are made
in house. "It takes more time to make them, but they are
so much better," Matt says. "It gives our whole team some
buy in as well when they have a hand in making all of our
sauces and dressings. When people rave about the Caesar
or mustard dressing, one of our team members made that
from scratch."
From the extensive drink and food menus to the diverse
decor, Mary Jane bourbon + smokehouse was created to
be just as much of a destination as the original iteration
in Perryville. "Our menus are unique and unlike anything
else offered in Cape Girardeau, and that's by design,"
Carisa says. "This is the kind of food my friends and family
want to eat and the kind of place they would want to be."

Mary Jane bourbon + smokehouse
Specialties: Smoke-inspired menu including Carolina Nachos, Pueblo Fries, Brisket Wontons, Burnt End Mac N Cheese, Half Smoked Chicken, Shrimp N' Grits and
a 35-ounce Tomahawk Rib-eye. Extensive bourbon and specialty drinks. Eighteen
house-made, chef-inspired sauces available.
Price: Small plates from $5 to $13. Salads, sandwiches, smoked plates and entrees
from $10 to $28. Tomahawk Rib-eye is market price.
Details: Kitchen open Sunday through Thursday, 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. and Friday and
Saturday, 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. No smoking. Free Wi-Fi. Located at 1107 Broadway St.
in Cape Girardeau. Contact at 573-334-MARY and www.mjbsmokehouse.com.
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