Congrats to the Annapolis Smokehouse and Tavern for being named one of the top 30 barbecue restaurants in the United States. Open Table published the list today which was culled from over 19,000 different restaurants and determined by votes by their verified diners.
The only other semi-local place was Hill Country Barbecue Market in DC.
The Smokehouse is a personal favorite. While I think it stumbled a bit when they first opened (as all new places do), they quickly recovered and have not only earned my vote as a favorite, but apparently the vote of Open Table.
Read my review of the Smokehouse here.