Posts Tagged ‘Barbecue’

Free Beer! (For Your Vote) Smoke & Barrel Resorts to Boozy Bribery in Barbecue Battle

Smoke & Barrel owner John Andrade wants your vote. And he's willing to pay for it. In an email yesterday, Andrade asked patrons for their endorsement of his Adams Morgan eatery's espresso-rubbed brisket and tender ribs smothered in spicy chipotle honey butter sauce in the Washington Post's "Best BBQ" online poll: "If you vote for […]

Until The Spring: Standard Closes For The Winter on Dec. 4

Standard, the upstart Logan Circle barbecue spot and beer garden that earned two stars and a place in WaPo critic Tom Sietsema's Fall Dining Guide, is closed for the Thanksgiving holiday for most of this week. On Friday, however, proprietors Tad Curtz and David Rosner are "firing up the smoker and the patio heaters again" […]

Justin Timberlake Is Not Involved With New Adams Morgan Eatery

A new American eatery called Southern Hospitality is reportedly moving into the long-vacant Adams Mill Bar & Grill space in Adams Morgan. Prince of Petworth, citing word from the Adams Morgan BID, has the scoop. Just to be clear: the BID's Kristen Barden tells Y&H that this is "not the NYC chain"— that is, the […]

Smoke Beer And Soft Dookie: Lagerheads Peek Inside The ‘New Asylum,’ Opening Tonight

The "New Asylum," as its Facebook page has referred to the Adams Morgan bar's renovation over the past several months, officially opens tonight as Smoke & Barrel. The new beer, bourbon and barbecue joint is the brainchild of John Andrade, the man behind craft beer-focused Columbia Heights hangout Meridian Pint, as well as the original Asylum, […]

Gut Reaction: Smoke & Barrel’s Spicy Chipotle Honey Butter Doesn’t Suck

This is not a formal review, but rather an off-the-cuff first-impressions-style riff on a brand-spankin' new D.C. restaurant Smoke & Barrel, Meridian Pint owner John Andrade's new rustic-looking beer, bourbon and barbecue joint, located inside the former top floor of Asylum, opens tonight in Adams Morgan. Last night, Young & Hungry sneaked inside for a […]

Pit Master Prose: Smoke & Barrel Chef Vinny Waide On Pairing Brew And ‘Cue

Smoke & Barrel, the new craft beer and barbecue joint inside the former top floor of Asylum, officially opens Tuesday night, Sept. 27, in Adams Morgan.  The blog DC Beer has a run-down of the venue's opening beer list, as well as a Q&A with the joint's "tavernkeeper," Matt Heffernan, formerly of Rustico, touching on […]

Boston Butting In: Smoke & Barrel Opens This Week In Adams Morgan

The planned conversion of Adams Morgan watering hole Asylum's top floor from a gothic biker-friendly vegan brunch spot into a rustic barbecue joint is nearly complete. Owner John Andrade's new concept Smoke & Barrel is soft-opening late this week, offering 24 draft beers, 60 types of bourbon and a menu including "Boston butt, racks of […]

Pork Perfume Purveyors Plan Mid-Sept. Opening for Del Ray BBQ Den

National Capital Barbecue Battle champs (and makers of the divinely swine-scented "Que" eau de barbecue cologne) Heath Hall and Brett Thompson are set to open their much-delayed Pork Barrel BBQ restaurant in Alexandria’s Del Ray neighborhood in mid-September. The Post's Jim Shahin has the scoop, describing the storefront as "so sleek and broad-windowed, it could […]

Vegan Haven Braces for Meaty Future: Big Changes Coming to Asylum

Construction begins Monday to covert the ground-level section of vegan brunch spot Asylum in Adams Morgan into a yet-unnamed barbecue and beer joint along the same lines as Standard and American Ice Company. Owner John Andrade tells WaPo the transition could take four weeks “if everything goes well," or up to six weeks “if there […]

Quick Feeding: Parking Lot Barbecue Meets Hank Dietle’s Tavern

Rockville Pike Roadhouse Roadtrip: While the area's robust food truck scene "has been slow to hit Montgomery County," there are three new options and "more on the way." The most exciting may be Branded '72's outpost in "the parking lot of the ancient Hank Dietle’s Tavern; I ate on the porch with a sleeping old […]

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