Chef and cookbook author Andy Husbands puts his early years as a pitmaster and his experience on the competitive barbecue circuit to good use at his newest endeavor, the Smoke Shop, in Cambridge.
Using his carefully-honed set of skills – from his days working alongside Chris Schlesinger at the gone-but-not-forgotten East Coast Grill and his time touring the country as part of the IQUE barbecue team, which he founded with Chris Hart – Husbands has created a wide ranging menu of what he calls City Q. The offerings pull from the barbecue traditions of Memphis, Kansas City, and Texas with a few Asian influences and, of course, New England seasonality.
Open for lunch and dinner daily, Smoke Shop boasts a 100+ American Whiskey selection available straight up or incorporated into elevated takes on Southern cocktails. There’s a take-out area for quick lunch and dinner options plus a full private party and catering component for barbecue lovers who want to chow down at home.
1 Kendall Square #100
Cambridge, MA 02139