Famous Dave’s BBQ opens its new Bel Air restaurant Monday


Famous Dave’s Legendary Pit Bar-B-Que® opens Monday at 11 a.m. in the spot Uno Chicago Grill vacated in January at the corner of Route 24 and Baltimore Pike. Famous Dave’s was selling its barbecue at the Maryland State BBQ Bash this weekend. If you didn’t get your fill then, you’ll be able to try their full menu at the restaurant, which will be open 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. Sunday through Thursday, and 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. on Friday & Saturday. The restaurant plans to kick off its Grand Opening with a 10:45 a.m. ceremony featuring Mayor Dave Carey and other town notables along with Wilbur the Pig (though I’m not sure it’s wise for Wilbur to hang out at a barbecue place.) They’ll do a “rib cutting” and a “Passing of the Embers” ceremony where embers from a ceremonial smoker that originally began at the first Famous Dave’s Bar-B-Que in Hayward, Wisconsin, will be brought from the last opened restaurant and passed on to the new Bel Air location.