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Just in Time for Summer: National BBQ Month in Baltimore

Posted May 24th, 2022 barbeque, BBQ, dining, holidays, local businesses, local restaurants, National BBQ Month, restaurants

As the Summer begins to warm things up, it’s time to turn the heat up with some amazing barbecues.  There are so many techniques into creating a BBQ that is tasty, from the type of grill used to the flavors and spices you season the food with. To celebrate National BBQ Month, you can go to various BBQ restaurants in Baltimore. Each with their own unique techniques and menus, you will never grow tired of BBQ eats! Check out some of the best places in Baltimore for BBQ below! 

Blue Pit BBQ 

Located between Hampden and Woodbury, Blue Pit BBQ offers mouth watering drinks and food. Everything at Blue Pit is made from scratch, ensuring that your meal is not only tasty, but fresh and authentic. Whether you want to try the 18-Hour Pit Cooked Pulled Pork or the Chopped Brisket Salad, Blue Pit really grasps the nuances of what makes a BBQ good. You can even bring in your furry friends to the back patio for treats and special gifts! For a fun and delicious way to celebrate National BBQ Month, Blue Pit gives you the best variety to enjoy the tastes of summer this month. 

Big Bad Wolf’s House of BBQ

What screams BBQ more than ribs? At Big Bad Wolf in Hamilton, you can choose from a selection of Pork or Beef Ribs, customizable with your sauce of choosing! Options range from the smoky and bold Kansas City Sweet sauce to the sweet and spicy Texas Pit Style sauce. Kid options are also available, making meals at the Big Bad Wolf a family favorite! 

The Smoking Swine

Offering the best American traditional BBQ eats, The Smoking Swine is the place to be. As a mobile food truck, The Smoking Swine can be rented out for events and venues, allowing the BBQ to be brought to you! You can also visit their location in Brooklyn to stop and get a bite. The simple menu brings the best BBQ options to the table, including St. Louis Style Ribs, rubbed and smoked in peachwood, or “Slap Yo’ Mama” Mac and Cheese that might just beat your own mom’s cooking! For a unique restaurant that cares about the quality of their food, The Smoking Swine is a great option to celebrate National BBQ month.

Mission BBQ

Celebrate those who have served this National BBQ Month. Mission BBQ in Canton offers authentic BBQ made from fresh and tasty ingredients in a patriotic setting that commemorates those who have served our country. It’s the perfect place to visit with the upcoming Memorial Day Weekend. Order some smoked salmon with a side of coleslaw, or opt for the meat sampler so you can taste all of what Mission BBQ has to offer! Mission BBQ provides you with an all American BBQ that supports American troops and service members to create a place that not only tastes good, but also gives back to the community. 

Woodrow’s BBQ

For 100% wood fired and Texas inspired meals, Woodrow’s BBQ in Mt. Washington offers a variety of options that taste as great as they smell. Try one of the restaurant’s top picks: The Woodrow, a Texas-sized sandwich consisting of prime smoked brisket, house BBQ sauce, melted American cheese, and Woodrow’s pepper sauce. You can also order some chicken wings or ribs, along with sides of mac-and-cheese or cowboy beans to enjoy as much BBQ as you can this National BBQ Month! 

All of these top-rated restaurants offer a variety of options that will fulfill your BBQ needs! Whether you enjoy some of the meals by yourself, or you plan to eat out with a group of friends and family – you are bound to find something you like, or love! 

Luminary residents, we hope you enjoy the taste of Summer this month in Baltimore by trying out some of these fantastic restaurants! 

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