While in Hershey, we wanted to eat at a restaurant that was not a franchise and served unique menu items. We found it at Smoked Bar and Grill in Hummelstown, Penn. The restaurant is just about a year old and so is its website, which attracted me to it in the first place.
When we first walked in, it was late afternoon, so the restaurant wasn’t empty, but there was no wait. The hostess led us to a corner table so we could keep our son in his stroller while he napped, and we were very grateful. We ordered our beverages first and I got a lemonade and TK got an iced tea. He was annoyed that he didn’t order a root beer and I was annoyed that I didn’t order a limeade. We didn’t know that there would be more options than the norm, but there were. We even saw a chalkboard with all of the craft beers on tap and several of them were beers that we had never heard of. For beer snobs like us, that is the sign of a good beer menu.
We started with wings; six Sweet Baby Ray’s BBQ Wings and six Orange Siracha Wings. The wings were huge with lots of meat and covered in sauce, just the way I like them. The Orange Siracha Wings were tasty and the spice was delightfully subtle. The BBQ Wings were sweet and zesty. We didn’t leave one wing uneaten.
Orange Siracha Wings
For our entrees, I ordered a Smoked Pulled Pork Sandwich with Sweet Potato Fries and TK ordered a Patty Melt Burger with Dirty© Mesquite BBQ Chips. My Pulled Pork Sandwich came with cole slaw on it and I added one of the BBQ sauces from the six that were already on the table. I chose the Sweet Baby Ray’s sauce because it is my favorite. The sandwich bountiful and was a nice combination of cold and hot, tangy and sweet, and crunchy and soft.
Smoked Pulled Pork Sandwich and Sweet Potato Fries
TK loved his Patty Melt Burger. I took a bite of it and it was juicy, and the Carolina Mustard BBQ Sauce added a delicious flavor to the burger. The mustard really came through.
Patty Melt Burger and Chips
When we finished our delicious meal, we ordered Macaroni and Cheese for our sleeping child and got the check. After appetizers, sandwiches and a few beverages, the total was $38.79 before tip. This was the smallest bill we’ve seen in a long time and we were pleasantly surprised. Angela, our waitress, told us that everyone who visits enjoys their meal and she does not get many complaints. We totally believe her, so we thanked her and told her how much we loved the place, and we swore we would be back in the next year or so. And, I still need to try that limeade.
Smoked Bar and Grill, 1201 West Chocolate Avenue (Route 422), Hummelstown, PA, 717-298-7900