First Look: Honey Pit Smokehouse in Kirkwood



The Honey Pit menu is centered on meats smoked in Myron Mixon water smokers that utilize steam as well as wood smoke. Standards like pulled pork, brisket and ribs are available, along with specialty sandwiches and burgers and a bevy of sides, including Provel mac n cheese and fried pickles.


The Honey Pit menu is centered on meats smoked in Myron Mixon water smokers that utilize steam as well as wood smoke. Standards like pulled pork, brisket and ribs are available, along with specialty sandwiches and burgers and a bevy of sides, including Provel mac n cheese and fried pickles.


For health-conscious customers, the Honey Pit bill of fare also has a Macro Menu section, created by Emily Frisella of Fit Home & Health. These items are listed by portion size and include calories and other nutritional information.


The building, which formerly housed Chinese restaurant Steak & Rice, has undergone a complete gut rehab in the past eight months, from new plumbing and HVAC systems to an addition to the dining room, according Fagas, who most recently served as front of the house manager for Sugarfire Smoke House in Valley Park. Honey Pit seats 88, and boasts interior amenities like handmade wood tables and countertops, wood-clad beams and the ubiquitous paper towel rolls on each table sit on holders made from pipe fittings.


Honey Pit Smokehouse is open daily from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Here’s a first look at what to expect from Kirkwood’s newest barbecue joint.


Matt Sorrell is staff writer at Sauce Magazine.