Hours: Lunch, Dinner (Daily)
Don’t let the high ceilings and weathered, industrial brick walls fool you. Poogan’s Smokehouse emanates warmth. Thanks to some bright strings of Edison bulbs and a cheerful bluegrass soundtrack, it almost feels like an outdoor space. The ambiance is laid-back, while the service lands right in the sweet spot between attentiveness and privacy. Also hitting the bull’s eye, the menu offers a funkified take on a traditional smokehouse barbecue. Think spicy pickled fried okra; crisp, decadent pork rinds with Buffalo sauce and bleu cheese; or a riff on pork and beans with charred chunks of smoked pork belly. Poogan’s Porch fans will recognize the fried chicken, not to mention the shrimp and grits. —Vanessa Wolf (Dish, Summer 2019)
Find Southern favorites like ribs and pulled pork featured side-by-side with pork belly sliders and whole suckling pig.