Food & Drink

Bethesda beefs up

You know what's more terrifying than finding yourself in Bethesda? Finding yourself in Bethesda while not stuffing your face with delicious honey ribs. So sleep well tonight knowing that Smoke BBQ -- Bethesda's only brick 'n mortar BBQ -- is here now, with chalkboard menus boasting addictive meat and a red oak bar built by the owner himself.See these ribs? They're rubbed down with a house blend (largely cumin & garlic), smoked, and then hit with the a sauce that combines tomato, Worcestershire, and honey for just a little sweetness.This brisket get blinged out before being smoked out: it's wrapped in foil to save the jus and retain juiciness.Hand-cut fries, white and yellow cheddar mac 'n cheese, and BBQ beans are all also hit with a bit of the rub. But here's the rub: ...it's there. In that picture. On those sides.They've got four drafts like Dog Fish 60 Minute IPA and Redhook ESB, but the real talent is in their collection of 10 craft cans. Just when you thought you'd have something to dream about other than cans!