All posts in October 2018

Hoodline: Baltimore’s 5 Best Spots for BBQ

‘Next up is Hampden’s Blue Pit BBQ and Whiskey Bar, situated at 1601 Union Ave. Meat options include slow-cooked pulled pork, coffee-rubbed brisket, bourbon-glazed ribs, bratwurst and barbecue chicken. Order a pile of meat straight or served as a sandwich, and pair it with sides like mac and cheese, collard greens, and vinegar- or mayonnaise-based coleslaw. Vegans might enjoy the jackfruit sandwich, with a side of jackfruit coleslaw.

Pair your barbecue with beer or one of the many whiskeys on offer. With four stars out of 241 reviews on Yelp, the eatery has proven to be a local favorite.’

Best Drinks of 2014

A bit later in the season, Blue Pit BBQ opened. Well sort of. The Woodberry spot made an ingenious move: Before it could officially open its kitchen (thanks, BGE!), Blue Pit opened its bar by hanging a “Whiskey Open” sign out front. Soon, the buzz around its awesome drink program started and the very first cocktail we tried was a strawberry-rhubarb Old Fashioned, pictured. Perfectly sweet, tart, and boozy. Now Blue Pit features rotating Old Fashioned recipes, depending on what’s in season.

-Baltimore magazine, 2014