Durham’s Best Barbeque abruptly shuts down
The popular Durham’s Best Barbeque, located just over the state line in Elkton, Md., has closed permanently due to the illness of its owner, Ron Durham.
A recorded message on the restaurant’s phone explains that Durham suffered a stroke in June.
“He’s doing better but not good enough to come back to work,” said the message given by an unidentified female voice.
A sign attached to the door indicates that initially the restaurant closed for a time to allow for recuperation. However, that date is now crossed out and the word “permanently” was added.
For years, the barbecue restaurant was located in a small log cabin on Elkton Road, but in 2014, it moved around the corner to a strip mall on Fletchwood Road.
Fans of the savory barbecue pit beef are not totally out of luck, though. Durham’s smoker will be located at Vlamis Liquors, 801 N. Bridge St. in Elkton from 2 to 7 p.m. every Friday and from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Saturdays.