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new pit beef place ellicott city

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I passed the location of the now-closed Fractured Prune in Ellicott City today
and saw a restaurant of some sort had opened in the FP's space. It is
"something i couldn't read" grill (weird lettering that I couldn't make out from the road)
and there is a sign out front that says they have pit beef. I couldn't
see any smoke coming out - something I like to see in a good pit
beef place. Thought I'd send out the word in case anyone has checked
this new grill out, or might want to. Maybe I zipped by at a time they
weren't cooking.

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  1. They're open. It is called Oakey's Grill. I haven't been, but one of the guys who runs the GrubGrade blog says that he thinks they're better than Pig Pickers and maybe in the same league at the Canopy.

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    1. re: HowChowBlog

      The Canopy rules all in Ellicott City.....I'll have to try it out.

      1. re: abovethewaves

        We're big Canopy fans, too. Well, we used to go a lot before the fire at the Ellicott City location, when you could eat inside. Oakey's Grill does have a big vent pipe (not sure what they're really called) coming out of the roof so they must be making the pit beef there (you never know...) We'll have to check it out, too. Thanks for the info, HowChowBlog!!