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Updated: Pork Barrel BBQ to Officially Open Tuesday

Long-awaited restaurant ready to go.

9:30 p.m. update — Pork Barrel BBQ will be open only for dinner on Tuesday, from 5 p.m. to 10 p.m.

Do you plan on going?

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12:32 p.m. update — Pork Barrel BBQ spokesperson Jennifer Brand is unsure if the restaurant will be open for lunch on Tuesday.

"At this point, I'd say probably just for dinner tomorrow (around 5pm)," Brand wrote in an email.

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11:30 a.m. update — Pork Barrel BBQ restaurant will officially open for business Tuesday, according to public relations rep Jennifer Brand.

"We've passed the inspections and are set to open tomorrow," Brand wrote in an email to Del Ray Patch.

Still no official word on the hours of operation. We'll pass those on as they're announced.

In the meantime, Brand sent over some recent photos of the interior of the restaurant as well as pictures of the first brisket and pork butt out of the place's gigantic smoker.

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Pork Barrel BBQ is expected to announce the official opening date of its Del Ray restaurant sometime Monday.

The barbecue company said on its Facebook page Sunday evening that “a major announcement” is imminent.

A few Del Ray Patch Twitter followers said Sunday night that the expected opening date is Tuesday.

Here are a few of the unsubstantiated tweets:

@delrayser: Sign on the door this weekend said they'd passed inspection and would be open on Tuesday. Dare to dream?

• @Leanne2433 It's Tuesday! I spoke with a gentlemen who works there out front today. Fingers crossed!

Del Ray Patch reported two weeks ago that the restaurant was .

For a peek inside the restaurant, .

Stay with Del Ray Patch for the latest news on the restaurant.

Tom Tyler November 29, 2011 at 12:52 AM
Finally!
Matt Harris November 29, 2011 at 05:53 PM
A Steelers' bar would be a great idea - good food and football, what could be better!!
RJ November 29, 2011 at 07:03 PM
Steelers' bar? Oh god no.
Lonnie C. Rich November 30, 2011 at 02:05 PM
I am from Memphis and a BBQ snob. PB BBQ's pulled pork is as good as it gets. I can go with my family there for a reasonable price, inviting atmosphere, and good food. Thank you for coming to Del Ray.
Anne-Margaret December 01, 2011 at 06:11 PM
Looking forward to dinner there tonight!

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