Where it All Began

In the heart of New Mexico, back in the 1600s, a tapestry of cultural heritage began to unfold with the Ortiz family. They were part of a robust caravan of 15 Spanish families, all seeking new beginnings. Paula Marie Escudero, a proud 12th generation descendant, carries this rich legacy within her, a history that flavors every meal she prepares.

Her culinary journey began at her mother's elbow, a self-taught maestra of the kitchen. Her repertoire? A symphony of traditional foods - beans, chile, tortilla, enchiladas, natillas, posole, carne adovada, arroz, empanadas, biscochitos and beyond. Each dish was a melody of flavor, each recipe a verse in the family's epic poem. Paula's mom, RoseMary Ortiz Wickard, was more than just a cook; she was a culinary storyteller, weaving narratives of love and legacy with every delicious meal and dessert she prepared.

When Paula ventured to Salt Lake City, Utah for college in 1982, she found herself yearning for those familiar, comforting flavors of home. So, she donned the apron and learned directly from her mom and aunts, carrying forward her family's culinary legacy.

In 1986, a new chapter began for Paula. The birth of her first child sparked an idea – a historical family cookbook. This was more than just a collection of recipes; it was a treasure trove of family history, a testament to generations of culinary creativity. Paula sought wisdom from her great aunts, learned forgotten recipes from her mother, and collected over 150 traditional recipes, each one a thread in the fabric of her family's history.

Fast forward to 2011, Paula's passion for cooking led her to culinary school. And in a twist of fate, her second son Sean decided to join her. It was there that he discovered his own culinary prowess, blossoming into an extraordinary chef, just like his mother.

Thus, Smokin 'Good Bistro was born. A place where the past and present blend harmoniously. This is not just a food business; it's a love letter to generations of culinary brilliance.

Smoking Good Bistro: Where Flavor Meets Festivity

Welcome to Smoking Good Bistro, your go-to for all things deliciously delightful in North Las Vegas! Whether you're looking for BBQ Catering in Las Vegas or just a sumptuous dinner delivery in Las Vegas, we've got you covered.

Our Smokin' Good Bistro staff is professional and hard working and will make sure your Catering Event is successful and stress free!

Smoking Good Bistro is a family-owned, woman-owned, and hispanic-owned small business. Rooted in tradition and fueled by passion, our culinary journey began with the simple goal of crafting food that brings people together (the way it brings our family together!)

  • Our Services

    • BBQ Catering Las Vegas: From lip-smacking BBQ pulled pork to savory charcuterie meats, we offer the best in BBQ.
    • Lunch Catering Las Vegas: Take your mid-day meals to the next level with our premium lunch options.
    • Food Catering Las Vegas: Need to feed a crowd? We offer both small party catering in Las Vegas as well as large party catering. We’ve catered events like the Las Vegas RV Super Show with Johnnie Walker RVs @VegasRVsupershow
    • Food Truck Catering Las Vegas: Ever thought to rent a food truck for a party or event? We offer food truck catering for birthday parties and all kinds of events.
    • Take out and delivery: Craving our signature mac and cheese bowls from the comfort of your home? We now offer takeout and delivery with online ordering!
  • Our Offerings

    • Charcuterie: Our charcuterie and cheese board are crafted with the finest meats and cheeses and are sure to please everyone at your event
    • Best Burger: Our burgers are top-rated, juicy, and absolutely irresistible.
    • Dinner Options Near Me Las Vegas: Looking for dinner delivery in North Las Vegas? We  now offer delivery and pickup directly from our kitchen!
    • Best Mac and Cheese: Our mac and cheese is creamy, dreamy, and absolutely mouthwatering. It’s our signature dish which Chef Sean has been crafting to perfection over the last five years. You don’t want to miss it!
    • Best Hot Dogs: Want a quick, delicious bite? Try our house smoked hot dogs topped with housemade ketchup & mustard, pickled red onions, pickled cabbage, turmeric pickle, and green chile jam, served on a fresh toasted bun.
    • Late Night Food Options: We're your one-stop-shop for late-night eats, keeping you fueled through your nocturnal adventures.
  • Why Choose Us?

    • Full-Service Catering: From setup to cleanup, we take care of everything.
    • Quality: Our food is sourced from top-quality providers.
    • Expertise: Chef Sean has professional training and has been developing these recipes since 2011, during his time at Dr. Field Good’s in Santa Fe, New Mexico.
    • Community: As a small, family owned business, we believe in being a part of our community in North Las Vegas.
    • Named one of the best caterers in North Las Vegas with a rating of 4.9 out of 5 on Restaurantji! 

Conveniently located near landmarks such as Craig Ranch Regional Park, Aliante Casino Hotel Spa, Ojos locos Sports Cantina y Casino, North Las Vegas Airport, The Neon Museum Las Vegas, North Las Vegas, and Canary Casino, we're never too far away! Our take out and delivery service is right behind the Reef Dispensary. 

Whether you're hosting a festive gathering or simply in search of the 'best burgers Las Vegas,' (which we top with green chile tomato jam) Smoking Good Bistro is your ultimate food destination. Come find out why we're the talk of the town.

Looking forward to serving you some Smoking Good delicacies!