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Brief: EPIC Opening in Pentagon City

Joon Yang, General Manager/Owner and Wayne Halleran, Chef/Owner.

Joon Yang, General Manager/Owner and Wayne Halleran, Chef/Owner.

— EPIC Smokehouse, the highly anticipated concept from Joon Yang and Wayne Halleran, opened its doors Sept. 10, 2012. The vision behind the smokehouse is simple — to take the barbecue concept to the next level. Menu offerings include quality smoked meats and seafood paired with innovative cocktails and high-caliber wine at affordable prices.

EPIC Smokehouse boasts an eclectic menu that includes everything from barbecue classics to inventive smoked dishes. Standouts include horseradish-crusted prime rib, chipotle-seasoned sea bass, and a light poached peach and prosciutto salad. Side dishes burst with home-cooked flavors: pancetta macaroni and cheese, Carolina slaw and fried asparagus. The lunch menu features hearty sandwiches like the EPIC burger – a ground pork and beef blend topped with bacon, smoked gruyere cheese and a homemade apple wine BBQ sauce, and the cho’gall, a brisket and pulled pork blend, topped with grilled onions and chipotle mayo. Diners with a sweet tooth won’t be disappointed with satisfying dessert selections like candied bacon cupcakes and bourbon bread pudding.

EPIC has a wine list with a selection of bottles matching that of a high end steakhouse, but at half the price. Hand-crafted cocktails are blended with fresh, seasonal produce and ingredients like egg and pork further distinguish the bar menu. The bacon bourbon old fashioned is a muddled blend of bacon-infused bourbon, orange, cherry and simple syrup. The apricot ice pick, a fusion of apricot iced tea and Maker’s Mark, provides a refreshing complement to the smoky flavors found throughout the menu.

Set within a sophisticated, masculine décor of rustic barn wood and brushed concrete, EPIC is designed to be the ideal neighborhood gathering spot with seating for 84 indoors including an open kitchen eat bar and patio seating for 16.

Details

1330 S. Fern Street (across from Costo)

Lunch ($10 - $13)

Monday-Friday: 11 a.m. – 3 p.m.

Dinner ($19-24)

Monday –Thursday: 3 p.m. – 10 p.m.

Friday –Saturday: 3 p.m. – 10:30 p.m.

Sunday – 11:00am – 9 p.m.

Bar

Monday – Friday: 3 p.m. – 10 p.m.

Saturday: 3 p.m. – 10:30 p.m.

Sunday: 11 a.m. – 9 p.m.

Call 571-319-4001 or visit www.epicsmokehous...>