The name refers to the serious smoking of the meats and chicken going on at this hip, contemporary barbecue shop. Fellow diners are mostly locals, students, and families with kids (the latter usually opt for courtyard seating, where kids can play with chalk on the sidewalks). The specialties here are pork ribs and hand-pulled pork, as you might expect from a restaurant with a pig logo. Of the fried appetizers, the mushrooms with smoky ranch dressing or the fried pickles
are a great way to start your meal. Besides good food, the selection of craft beers is outstanding. Open late on Friday and Saturday nights, the joint often rocks with live music.