Smokecraft Modern Barbecue, a new Clarendon, Arlington barbecue destination, complete with a championship pedigree, will open its doors, and smokers, on July 31. The owner and pitmaster, Andrew Darnelle, delayed the spring opening of the restaurant to develop plans to comply safely with safety guidelines

Smokecraft Modern Barbecue opens in Arlington in July

Award-winning BBQ headed to Clarendon neighborhood

Luaren "LP" Paylor will head the Smokecraft beverage program , which will complement the adventurous barbecue menu. Smokecraft Modern Barbecue, a new Clarendon, Arlington barbecue destination, complete with a championship pedigree, will open its doors, and smokers, on July 31.
Luaren “LP” Paylor will head the Smokecraft beverage program , which will complement the adventurous barbecue menu. Photo by Smokecraft.

Smokecraft Modern Barbecue, a new Clarendon, Arlington barbecue destination, complete with a championship pedigree, will open its doors, and smokers, on July 31. The owner and pitmaster, Andrew Darnelle, delayed the spring opening of the restaurant to develop plans to comply with safety guidelines erected by the CDC and the Commonwealth of Virginia. A rapid takeout program will also be in place.

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Smokecraft Modern Barbecue to open in Clarendon, Arlington VA

Smokecraft Modern Barbecue opening in Clarendon neighborhood, Arlington

Smoked faves, 30-foot bar sure to make it a Clarendon gathering spot

Smokecraft Championship BBQ is opening a brick-and-mortar location in the Clarendon neighborhood of Arlington, Va. The new Smokecraft Modern Barbecue should be open by spring 2020. Andrew Darneille, owner and operating partner of Smokecraft, and his team are sourcing two Southern Pride commercial smokers to allow for the concurrent smoking of 2,000 pounds of meat at the location. 

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