|Pit beef sandwich at Smokin' Hot|
Smokin' Hot in Glenwood is a casual bar and restaurant. They clearly pack the place with music and crowds during drinking hours, but they have a nice menu with barbecue for lunch and dinner.
My first hit -- the pit beef piled high and served with Smokin' Hot's nine-pack of house-made hot sauce. This isn't just "mild, medium, hot." Smokin' Hot offers a real range of flavors -- from a mild mayo-base to vinegar barbecue to really smokey and spicy.
I broke down my sandwich and forked smoked meat into sauces that I had spread on my platter. This is excellent meat. Full of flavor, but still juicy and tender. I'd love to hold a taste-test, but for now, I'll hold it against my favorite at Pioneer Pit Beef. The choice of sauces isn't Baltimore traditional, but the meat is good enough to make its own way.
Keep Smokin' Hot in mind for when the weather warms. The strawberries will ripen at Larriland Farm sooner than you expect, and Smokin' Hot make a perfect lunch stop. People vouch for all the barbecue, and I want to try the ribs.
2465 Route 97
Glenwood, MD 21738
NEAR: Smokin' Hot is in a shopping center on Rte 97. It's just south of U.S. 70, which makes it an easy place to hit on the way back from Larriland. From eastern Howard County, it's probably best to take Rte 32 or Rte 144 and then work over the Rte 97.