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Aug.

23, 2006 Media Contact:


Savannah Whaley
(954) 776-1999, x225
swhaley@piersongrant.com

SMOKEY BONES OPENS IN WOODBRIDGE ON TUESDAY, SEPT. 5


Restaurant Serves Fire-Grilled Favorites in a Mountain Lodge Setting

WOODBRIDGE – Smokey Bones Barbeque & Grill, a restaurant specializing in fire-


grilled American foods, will open in Woodbridge near Potomac Mills Mall on Sept. 5.

The 5,600 square-foot restaurant will seat 190 guests and resemble a rustic mountain
lodge. Located at 2601 Prince William Parkway, Smokey Bones will employ about 130
people.

“We’re excited to be part of this community and serve fire-grilled favorites,” said General
Manager Bruce Walters. “We’ve hired a great team to take care of our guests.”

Smokey Bones’ menu features a broad range of American favorites:

Fire-grilled sandwiches and steaks: Half-pound Angus and Buffalo burgers are
Smokey Bones specialties, such as a Bleu Portobello Burger and a Smokehouse burger.
The restaurant also features a Mahi-Mahi sandwich (a garlic-marinated Mahi-Mahi fillet
served with a Cajun remoulade sauce on a toasted Kaiser roll). A marinated 10 oz.
Kansas City Flat Iron Steak is hand rubbed with Smokey Bones’ signature steak
seasoning and served with roasted Portobello mushroom sauce. Portobello Chicken
features an herbed-grilled chicken breast served over a large Portobello mushroom cap
stuffed with spinach artichoke dip and feta cheese, garnished with fresh diced tomatoes
and grilled flatbread.

Fresh crisp salads: Oregon Pear and Spinach Salad is a blend of fresh leaf spinach,
grilled pears, seedless grapes and mandarin oranges with roasted pecans, crumbled bleu
cheese, red onions and tomatoes tossed in light berry vinaigrette. Other salads include a
Lodge salad, Grilled Chicken Cobb Salad, and Tomato, Cucumber and Onion Salad.

Slow-smoked specialties: Baby-back and St. Louis-style ribs and hand-pulled pork are
smoked in the restaurant daily for up to 11 hours over hickory for fall-off-the-bone
tenderness and smokey flavor. Other offerings from the smoker are sliced beef brisket,
turkey breast and grilled smoked sausage. A thick, sweet barbeque sauce and a mustard-
style version are on each table for guests to customize their barbeque.
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Unique appetizers include old-fashioned skillet cornbread with crushed honey-pecan butter,
and Brunswick stew. Steamed broccoli and sweet barbeque baked beans are popular side
dishes. Guests also enjoy the restaurant’s signature dessert – a bag of fresh, “made-to-
order” hot cinnamon-sugar doughnuts served with strawberry dipping sauce.

Entrée prices range from $6 to $19. The restaurant also has a “party pack” menu that feeds
groups of 10 and more.

The restaurant’s décor features strapping logs and stone fireplace to create a rustic
mountain retreat setting.

The restaurant will open at 4 p.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 5, for dinner only. Beginning
Thursday, Sept. 7, the restaurant will also serve lunch and operating hours will be 11
a.m. -10 p.m. Sunday through Thursday, and 11 a.m. – 11 p.m. Friday and Saturday.
The restaurant’s phone number is (703) 491-0390.

Smokey Bones also operates restaurants in Fredericksburg and Bowie.

The company operates 128 restaurants nationally and is owned by Florida-based


Darden Restaurants, Inc., (NYSE: DRI), which also owns and operates Red Lobster,
Olive Garden and Bahama Breeze restaurants. For more information, please visit
www.smokeybones.com.

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