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The Smoke Shop Will Open in Fort Point Tomorrow

Andy Husbands’s second barbecue joint finds a home in the old Tavern Road space

Two hands, wearing black gloves, hold a piece of barbecue meat above a wooden counter
Andy Husbands at the Smoke Shop in Kendall Square
Rachel Leah Blumenthal for Eater

The Smoke Shop will debut a second location tomorrow, November 29, in Fort Point, the barbecue restaurant announced today via press release. Chef and pitmaster Andy Husbands’s new restaurant is taking over the old Tavern Road space at 343 Congress St., Boston, as previously reported by Boston Magazine. Tavern Road closed in August after a four-year run.

The new Smoke Shop is massive — it has 180 seats — and offers an equally massive list of whiskeys: more than 200 American whiskeys, along with a selection of Scotch and Japanese varieties. As far as the menu goes, expect all of the hits from the original Kendall Square location: brisket, burnt ends, pulled pork, hot links and pimento cheese, wings, barbecue chicken thighs, fried chicken sandwiches, and so on.

Fried chicken sandwich at the Smoke Shop
The fried chicken sandwich at Smoke Shop
The Smoke Shop/Facebook

The decor of the Fort Point location tracks closely to that of the Kendall shop, with a focus on “Americana.” And a memo to Boston sports junkies: The Smoke Shop will have six large televisions hanging throughout the space. Watch the Pats smoke all comers while snacking on some smoked meats.

Starting tomorrow, the Smoke Shop’s Fort Point location will be open seven days a week for lunch and dinner, beginning at 11 a.m.

The Smoke Shop Is Taking Over the Tavern Road Space [BM]
The Smoke Shop Coverage on Eater [EBOS]

The Smoke Shop (Cambridge)

1 Kendall Sq., Cambridge, MA 02139 (617) 577-7427 Visit Website

The Smoke Shop (Boston)

343 Congress St., Boston, MA 02210 Visit Website