Washington, DC

Oh sweet, Cinder is grand opening way ahead of schedule! Grand opening is this Saturday and regular hours will be:
Mon-Tue closed
Wed-Thur 5pm-12am
Fri-Sat 5pm-2am
Sun 5pm-12am

Photo by Rey Lopez courtesy Cinder

Check out their Menu (PDF).

Cinder’s website says:

“Cinder BBQ offers some of the most flavorful barbeque in DC, a great whiskey & bourbon list, and a large beer and wine list.

Dine in, Take out & Delivery, Catering & Private events”

Looks like the former Ruta Del Vino space has a very worth successor!  Check out a few more shots of the inside and some more mouthwatering food photos. Read More


1st and N Street, SE

From Rocklands:

“ROCKLANDS has a pop up throughout the baseball season at across from Nats Park. We are on the corner of 1st and N Street – caddy corner from the main gate.

The ROCKLANDS BBQ & Beer Pop up is in the former Aslin lot.

ROCKLANDS will be out there serving 90 minutes prior to most home games through second inning and we will also serve after the game on the weekends.

The variety of beer served is Devils Backbone Special “Nats” branded Earned Run Ale, Right Proper Raised By Wolves (and others), Bud, Bud Light, Stella Artois, and Shock Top. ROCKLANDS will offer a variety of canned beers throughout the summer.”

Menu: Read More


4701 Georgia Ave, NW at Crittenden

Backyard Smokespot BBQ’s website says:

“Backyard Smokespot BBQ serves an assortment of delicious foods that will satisfy your taste buds. Checkout our mouth watering menu.”

Thanks to Danny for sending:

“Have you checked out Midnight Deli yet at 4701 Georgia Ave NW? It’s looks like a regular little convenience store, but I noticed a smoker outside a couple weeks ago when I was walking to Buna after your coverage. I went by Midnight Deli yesterday afternoon to see what was going on and they had some really good bbq going on – I got an order of 4 bourbon wings and 4 smoked maple wings. The bbq is available Weds – Sun, but they have other items on Mon and Tues. They also sell 6 packs of beer and a few other random stuff. I spoke with the guys running it a bit and they said they opened in January. Read More


5501 14th Street, NW

From Moreland’s:

“Sunday at 4 PM – 8 PM
Tickets $25 by Eventbrite

Join us for our 1st ever Brau-B-Q!! The weather is finally cooperating and we have decided it is time to throw a party. Chef Emily and her team will be putting forth a sick bbq spread of many of your favorites, hot dogs, pasta salad, baked beans, etc… capped off with a slow-rosted whole hog!

Deets: Read More


Back in February we learned:

“José Andrés’ ThinkFoodGroup is proud to announce that this Summer, America Eats Tavern will return to Washington, D.C., offering guests the opportunity to experience an inventive take on some of the country’s most iconic and historic dishes and drinks, with a spotlight on local and regional flavors. Taking up residence in the former Old Glory Bar-B-Que space, America Eats Tavern will be located in the heart of the historic Georgetown neighborhood at 3139 M Street NW.

In addition to the American classics that guests know and love, Andrés will be introducing barbeque to the restaurant’s menu to add to the culinary experience, as well as a more casual ambiance. Andrés and his culinary team have conducted extensive research to identify the best products available, highlighting local meats, seafood, wines, cheeses, beers and other products from the mid-Atlantic region.”

3139 M Street, NW


Thanks to Andrew for sending:

“Looks like DCity Smokehouse is doing a major overhaul of their outdoor seating area. Installing previous paving, minor landscaping, and tree planting. Per the Bartender, it won’t be open for a while, “probably for next spring”.

Based on the tree protection, E&S controls, and Miss Utility markings dated 8/28, it looks like they will break ground any day.

There is a plan hanging on the wall inside. Too bad we have to wait but should be worth it!”

2nd and Florida Ave, NW


14th and Monroe Street, NW

Thanks to all who messaged about Jenkins BBQ soft opening in the former Ruby Tuesday space in Columbia Heights. So far the very early word is excellent!

Sean reports:

“So far at Jenkins Capital BBQ: Smoky, meaty wings, crispy tater tots. Waiting on my pulled pork sammi w/slaw of course.

Pork showed up. Nice bark!”

Ricky reports:

“Walked past Jenkins BBQ in CoHi this evening and was surprised to see it finally opened! Since we were already looking for a place to have dinner we decided to try it out. I enjoyed my pull pork platter with Mac and cheese and tots. Also didn’t hurt that everyone gets 15% off their meal tonight and tomorrow, 10% off Sunday, and 5% off Monday. According to the restaurant, they are hosting their grand opening Tuesday, July 4.”


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