Smokin Joe’s Smokehouse Cafe Coming to Federal Hill

| August 4, 2021 | 0 Comments

Smokin Joe’s Smokehouse Cafe is opening an 800 sq. ft. space at 1448 Light St. in Federal Hill. It was former home of Blooming Deli, which closed in April. Smokin Joe’s is a BBQ restaurant from eastern North Carolina native Jacqueline Murphy.

Smokin Joe’s had a location in La Plata, offered catering, and was a staple at different farmers markets and events, including the Pigtown Festival for the past 10 years. However, Murphy said COVID wiped out most of her business. Now, Smokin Joe’s is starting all over with this new location in Federal Hill.

Smokin Joe’s will sell eastern North Carolina’s signature, vinegar-based pulled pork, along with other meats including brisket, smoked chicken, pit beef, smoked corned beef, smoked lamb, and smoked tuna steak. It will also sell southern Maryland stuffed ham, a local delicacy she picked up while in La Plata.

Sides will include hush puppies, biscuits, collard greens, kale, cabbage, green beans, roasted potatoes, coleslaw, potato salad, and smoked vegetables such as zucchini and asparagus.

Plates can be ordered as sandwiches or platters, and as combo meals with sides.

Smokin Joe’s will also add a southern-style breakfast menu. This will include its Breakfast Shake which is a cup with grits, eggs, sausage gravy, and meat of choice.

Drinks will includes fresh-squeezed juices, smoothies, sodas, and waters.

Smokin Joe’s will have seven seats inside and seven outdoor seats in front of the restaurant.

Murphy said she hopes to open by the end of this week.

The hours will be Sunday to Monday from 11am to 8pm and Friday and Saturday from 11am to 10pm.

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