Soon, you’ll have the option of eating some pulled pork or smoked brisket while drinking that cheap beer at Hank Dietle’s.

The historic tavern that has been a Rockville Pike mainstay since obtaining the county’s first beer and wine license is partnering with Curley’s Q BBQ food truck to serve barbecue starting next week. Curley’s Q will operate out of the restaurant’s small kitchen.

David “Curley” Cornblatt, the owner of Curley’s Q, said at first they’ll serve the food truck’s staples like ribs, pulled pork, chicken and brisket, but he plans on introducing new items once they become more established at the restaurant.

Many of the meats will be smoked offsite at a commercial kitchen used by Curley Q’s on Boiling Brook Parkway in Rockville, said Cornblatt.

Cornblatt believes the new menu can inject some life into the historic tavern, which he said was previously serving a menu that consisted of a “Slim Jim and potato chips.”

Cornblatt says he and Dietle’s owner Tony Huniak want to maintain the no-frills character of the former hitching post, but he said they’re also hoping the barbecue combined with new beer and wine options will attract a new audience.

“It’s not just about the food, it’s about creating a venue where people can feel uplifted, it’s about the experience,” Cornblatt said.

The new barbecue menu will initially be offered from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Tuesday through Sunday at the tavern, which is located at 11010 Rockville Pike.

Image via Curley’s Q BBQ website.