The aroma of wood smoke fires up your senses when you walk into the new restaurant at Town Center, Pig in a Pickle. It is obvious that something exciting is going on here.
The chef, Damon Stainbrook, has worked as a chef since the early 90's at Lark Creek Inn, the French Laundry, and other high end restaurants in the city. He has now become proprietor of his own restaurant specializing in BBQ sandwiches and dishes smoked on the premises.
We ordered the pulled pork sandwich with cole slaw, and one order of collard greens with ham hocks. I could have been back in southern Maryland eating lunch at my grandmother's farm.
As one reviewer on Yelp said: "Run, don't walk to this restaurant," and I agree.
Check out the website at www.piginapicklebbq.com for a menu.
*photograph from Pig in a Pickle website