5501 14th Street, NW
“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!
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
4128 Georgia Ave, NW
Thanks to Patti for sending word about Epiphany BBQ‘s replacement – stay tuned for an opening date.
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!
“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!”
“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.”
14th and Monroe St, NW
Jenkins Capital BBQ has posted their liquor license placard:
“A restaurant serving wood-smoked barbeque with a Total Occupancy Load of 235 seats. The Sidewalk Café will have a total of 48 seats.”
Hours are listed as Sunday through Thursday 8:00 am – 2:00 am, Friday and Saturday 8:00 am – 3:00 am.
Also hour for live entertainment are listed as Sunday through Thursday 6 pm – 2:00 am, Friday and Saturday 6 pm – 3:00 am.
Updates as they get closer to opening.
looking south towards Park Road
2nd and Florida Ave, NW
From a press release:
“Co-owners Scott Jacobs, Melvin Hines and the Southeast Restaurant Group (SERG) are fired up and ready to announce January 4th as opening of the all new DCity Smokehouse location.
Located at 203 Florida Ave NW, the popular eatery will once again offer the best in barbecue, but at in even greater capacity than before. While the last location (8 Florida Ave NW, which closed in December 2015) was mostly a carry-out spot with just a few counter seats, the new restaurant boasts a full bar and seating for 35 inside. Better yet, the seating will more than double when spring comes as the patio opens with seating for 45.
What to expect?
Restaurant-goers will be happy to find the same menu items that first made DCity Smokehouse such a hit when it originally opened in 2013. The menu will include staple sandwiches such as the Meaty Palmer (turkey, pork belly, avocado, tomato, chipotle aioli at $10), the Brisket Champ (sliced smoked brisket, pickles, crispy onions, house bbq sauce at $10), the DCity Halfsmoke (half smoke sausage, brisket chill, nacho cheese, yellow mustard) and more, see the full menu below. The menu will also see the return of platters but this time, around instead of the option of just one side, platters now come with two or more sides. Some standouts include the Showstopper (rib tips, brisket, smoked wings, and three sides at $30), and the Ribs and Wings Combo (spare ribs, pit smoked wings and two sides at $15). Meat will be smoked daily in two J & R smokers, one using hickory and cherry wood to smoke the pork and poultry and the other will handle the ribs, brisket and pork with the help of mild white and red oak woods.
While DCity will mostly focus on it’s tried and true staples, the menu will also see a couple additions like the Mac and Jack Cheese ($3/$6). As one of the biggest selling points, DCity is going above and beyond the call of a standard smokehouse with in-house baking. The bread, a cross between a milk bun and a yeast roll, will serve as the perfect complement to the meats.
Continues with full menu after the jump. (more…)
We are days away from the new location of DCity Smokehouse and it is looking sweet!
When they do open we’ll be sure to have a taste off with them and their former pit master now at the newly opened Federalist Pig in Adams Morgan. Stay tuned for an exact DCity opening date and the results of the taste off.
“DCity Smokehouse specializes in the fine art of smoking meats. From succulent Brisket and Pulled Pork to tender Ribs and Smoked Wings. Also featuring fried chicken, catfish and shrimp sandwiches and plates.”
2nd and Florida Ave, NW
1654 Columbia Rd, NW
A little over a week ago I shared the great news that the former Döner Bistro space (previously Shawarma King) would become a BBQ spot from the original pit master at the original DCity Smokehouse. Now we know the name – Federalist Pig – Que 4 the People.
Take a peek at the menu here.
Their facebook says:
“Federalist Pig is a regional American barbecue restaurant in the Adams Morgan neighborhood of Washington, DC.
We will be opening our doors this Friday!“
Thanks to a reader for sending the answer to many people’s prayers from the Annandale Honey Pig. Back in 2012 we had heard some scuttlebutt that they were interested in H Street, NE but that never panned out. Updates when we learn where in DC they’ll be coming. Any guesses? To the map! I’ve super enlarged it and…
For those not familiar with Honey Pig:
“Honey pig began in 2008 when Mr. & Mrs. Kim decided to create a restaurant that would offer affordable, quality food for people from all different walks of life in VA. Today, all six locations of Honey pig is Known for being just that– a fun, vibrant mixing bowl of all ages and cultures, coming together enjoy the best tasting Korean BBQ at the lowest prices in town!
Honey Pig Korean Grill began with a simple dream: to share one family’s love of Korean food with the entire community. Five locations later, the restaurant tantalizes taste buds across the region with a full menu of beef, pork, poultry,and seafood entrees cookedusing traditional Koreaningredients and recipes. Try the thinly sliced beef brisket, pork belly, or duck breast, or the beef tartar served raw with pears and pine nuts. Baby octopus shares a plate with pork belly and cabbage that’s seasoned to spicy perfection, and soybean paste stewsimmers with tofu and vegetables.
In Korean, a gold pig represents good fortune therefore, HONEY = SWEET, PIG = GOOD FORTUNE HONEY + PIG = SWEET, GOOD FORTUNE. Of course, it also means that the pork is delicious and sweet like honey.”
Check out their menu here.