Punk’s + Lederhosen = Annapolis Oktoberfest

This coming Sunday, October 5th, is the 18th Annual West Annapolis Oktoberfest, and the Punk’s team is gearing up for a day of street festival slaw slingin’ (or should I say, “Kohl werfen”?)

Oktoberfest is the premier street festival in Annapolis with over a hundred vendors, beer, brats, and live oom-pah music. Continue reading

Slingin’ Slaw at the County Fair

Last week we pitched our tent at the Anne Arundel County Fair to do what we’ve come to affectionately term “slingin’ slaw.”  I’m not sure who came up with that phrase, but it stuck.  From Wednesday afternoon until Sunday night the Punk’s team braved the elements to spread the word that Punk’s is coming to town.

We had a great spot near the entrance, so our offers of free food went over well with a pre-funnel-caked crowd.  By my quantitative analysis we gave out over 1,000 samples of cole slaw, 500 logo koozies, and a couple hundred stickers. Continue reading

Punk’s is “Coming Soon”

Today we hung the Punk’s Backyard Grill “Coming Soon” banner on the site. It doesn’t actually say “Coming Soon,” but I think it’s pretty apparent that we’re not there yet, and that we are coming…soon.

Obviously this banner is only temporary — the real sign is huge and awesome and electrified. Here’s a picture of Alex, our BGC superintendent, hanging the banner: Continue reading

Let’s buy furniture…a lot of it.

Now that the contracting team at BGC is working on building out the Punk’s space, it’s time to start ordering the tables and chairs so that there’s actually somewhere to sit at this backyard cookout.

To really enhance the backyard atmosphere, the team at Kathy Diamond Design Associates spec’d all of the tables and chairs from “outdoor” collections. Continue reading

Get out your hard hat — it’s time to build a backyard!

After many weeks of design and planning, we’re finally ready to turn our empty space at Westfield Annapolis into the very first Punk’s Backyard Grill. You can see from the “Before” picture that the space isn’t much to look at — it’s mostly dirt, rebar, and couple empty bottles of Yoo-Hoo.

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Recap from the Crab Feast and Westfield Farmers Market

Last weekend was Punk’s first official public debut, and I think that we’ve finally recovered!

On Friday evening we attended the Annapolis Crab Feast with our spiffy green tent and signature striped tablecloth (it matches the awnings on the restaurant.) We gave out samples of cole slaw, red bliss potato salad, and roasted corn and bean salad, which we were preparing right at our booth. T Continue reading

Wanted: Someone to work the Punk’s tent so that we can eat the crabs

Well, the word is definitely getting out that Punk’s is moving into Westfield Annapolis. On Thursday The Capital ran a story about two mega-chains also preparing to open at the mall — Cheesecake Factory and Crate and Barrel — maybe you’ve heard of them? Anyhow, we were pleased as punch to get a great mention alongside our neighbors-to-be. Continue reading

Cook Out, Take Pictures, and Become a Backyard Celebrity

Backyard grilling season is on, and the Punk’s team wants you to share your cookout memories. From cute kids with watermelon all over their little faces to Uncle Larry passed out in his folding chair — if it happened at your backyard cookout, we want to see it!

And here’s your chance to become famous… Continue reading