The operators of the Smoking Swine food truck will be taking over the kitchen at the former JD's Smokehouse in Canton, at least temporarily.
L. Drew Pumphrey, the food truck's owner and executive chef, told The Baltimore Sun that the Smoking Swine is moving into the kitchen at JD's Smokehouse, which is operating for the time being as a bar without food called The Smokehouse.
JD's was sold a few weeks ago to a new set of owners — including Ryan Perlberg of Stuggy's, Rye and the new Bookmakers Cocktail Club — who approached Pumphrey with the idea of trying his barbecue out at the restaurant, at least temporarily. But Smoking Swine's residency at the restaurant might turn permanent, depending on the support it gets from the neighborhood, according to Pumphrey.
For now, Pumprhey said think of The Smoking Swine as a "pop-up" in The Smokehouse space. He said the kitchen takeover will begin in about two weeks.
Meanwhile, the food truck will be off the road until January, when it will resume with a four-day-a-week schedule. The truck is still accepting catering jobs, Pumphrey said.