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Smokey's & Uncle Grube's

Steve Gruber, owner of Smokey's & Uncle Grube's, began selling pit beef from a produce stand in Odenton in 1989, and now offers catering in addition to working at his Elkridge restaurant. His specials are handwritten on sheets of paper in front of the cash register. He makes all of his sides from scratch, and his 81-year-old mother makes the soups.Sarah Pastrana, Patuxent Publishing