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Jokers 'n Thieves has the meat-heavy focus of its predecessor JD's Smokehouse, but with a more sophisticated flair

Jokers 'n Thieves has the meat-heavy focus of its predecessor JD's Smokehouse, but with a more sophisticated flair

When JD's Smokehouse departed from Canton Square last year, we were equal parts disappointed and hopeful. On the one hand, JD's had fulfilled a niche market serving reasonably priced barbecue and burgers that could be washed down with a craft brew from its hefty list. It was a go-to for watching the Ravens on Sundays or soaking up suds after bar-hopping. On the other hand, the place had become disorganized, with a menu inconsistent with what was actually being made in the kitchen and a space that had become more dingy than comfortably dive-y. Though Drew Pumphrey, of local food truck Smoking Swine, ran a pop-up in the Smokehouse kitchen for a brief period of time after...

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