732 Maryland Ave NE via Kenny’s Facebook
Any intel on why Kenny’s bbq on the Hill has suddenly closed. One day a week or so ago they just stopped opening. Very abrupt. Thanks!”
Oh wow I hadn’t heard this but Kenny’s website and phone are no longer active and google has them listed as permanently closed too: Read More
2471 18th Street, NW
Super sad news from Smoke & Barrel:
“WE ARE CLOSING
It is with heavy heart that I announce the end of our story. Smoke & Barrel opened in 2011 with great beer and bourbon served alongside smoked meats and smoked vegan dishes creating a unique vibe that catered to most everyone. Read More
3400 11th Street, NW
From The Thirsty Crow:
“OLD BLUE BBQ POP-UP TONIGHT Monday April 4th / 5 to 10 pm! Swing on by and say hi to our grillmaster pals @oldbluebbq and check out their BBQ Brisket & Pulled Pork Sandwiches, Cochinita Pibil Tacos, Chicken Wings, Shrimp, and more! Play pool and watch all the games on our TV screens!
Tonight’s pop-up menu: Read More
1728 Wisconsin Ave, NW photo by Georgetown Main Street
Thanks to Georgetown Main Street for sending: “Sticx at 1728 Wisconsin Ave NW is NOW OPEN! For now, open 5pm-10pm daily”
“Sticx explores the rich tradition of Asian street food, focusing on styles of barbecue from Japan, China, Thailand, Malaysia, and Burma, as well as sushi, all served on sticks.” Read More
2nd and Florida Ave, NW
From the Mayor’s Office:
“Today, as she kicked off DMV Black Restaurant Week, Mayor Muriel Bowser announced nearly $9 million in grants through the Food Access Fund to provide funding to food businesses to open new locations in Wards 7 and 8. Mayor Bowser included the $58 million initiative in her Fair Shot Budget with the goal of eradicating food deserts and creating employment opportunities and economic vibrancy.
“We have an incredible amount of entrepreneurial talent and creativity in DC, especially in our restaurant and foodservice industries – it’s just not equally distributed or equally funded. The Food Access Grants are going to change that,” said Mayor Bowser. “With this $58 million fund, we can bring DC favorites like HalfSmoke that currently operate in some of our most popular corridors on the west side of the city and support them in opening new locations in Wards 7 and 8. We can also support popular spots that are already in Wards 7 and 8, like MLK Deli, and make sure they have the resources necessary to expand and reach more Washingtonians. We already know that we have residents in every part of our city who are eager to support local businesses; the Food Access Grants are not only delivering more food options to Wards 7 and 8, they’re delivering new opportunities to stay local and shop local.”
The Food Access Fund recipients include: Read More
photo by kristenstake
DC people, are there any places that do proper memphis* bbq?
*none of that NC, SC, KC, or MO nonsense!”
Some early replies: Read More
rendering for 2000 Pennsylvania Ave, NW
From an email:
“We are excited to share information about a new full-service social bar and restaurant concept coming to Western Market in early 2022. ExPat Hospitality from partners Chef Tim Ma (American Son/Lucky Danger), Jonas Singer (Union Kitchen/Bling Dog Cafe) and Ben Sislen (Kingfisher/The Crown and the Crow) will open the group’s first venue at Western Market, joining the new food hall’s diverse tenants at 2000 Pennsylvania Ave NW. ExPat will be the largest restaurant in Western Market, offering an American style barbecue menu along with other southern staples. Read More
2471 18th Street, NW
We were close but it’s now official from Smoke & Barrel:
“We are excited to say that we ARE NOW OPEN!
Swing by for delicious BBQ, Cold Craft Beer, and Cocktails. Read More
via 2fiftytexasbbq IG
Thanks to Ally for passing on from 2fiftytexasbbq “This is exciting! Great bbq!”
“Word is out! | We’re thrilled to confirm that we’ve been working with @UnionMarketDC to bring our Central Texas Style BBQ experience to D.C.
Since everything we do is handcrafted, it’s been quite a challenge to think about the best way we can bring the best of our smokehouse to the renowned food hall. With the newly added 1000 gallons direct flow smoker from Primitive Pits we can now wood-smoke more meat than ever while keeping our unplugged, no shortcuts barbecue style.
We’re introducing @2fiftys, a simplified version of our flagship restaurant. Our Central Texas Barbecue, wood smoked & handcrafted daily, will be cut and served to order at the Market.” Read More