Posts Tagged ‘Barbecue’

Bethesda Barbecue Company Replaces Newton’s Table

Try the bacon pops.

The BBQ Joint Bringing Ribs and Brisket to Union Market

Chef Andrew Evans will make brisket, ribs, pork butt, and sausages.

Step One: Put the Pig in a Box

Take a look over your neighbor's fence, and you might find a barbecue-obsessed cook in the backyard. In addition to the professional types who compete around D.C., there’s also a crop of barbecue enthusiasts taking new approaches to cooking and what barbecue means. The world of barbecue today resembles other craft-driven pursuits, just like home-brewing […]

Inside The World of Competitive Barbecue: “He Got Total Bite-Through!”

If there’s one thing that keeps Lucas Darnell awake at night, it’s the Backwoods smokers that sit on the driveway behind his Bristow, Va., home. Darnell, a competitive barbecue pitmaster, spends most of his weekends cooking, and he’s been known to roll out of bed two or three times in a night just to check […]

Barrel, a Bourbon and Beer Bar, Opening Soon on Capitol Hill

Bourbon and craft beer bar Barrel is set to open on Capitol Hill in a week or two with more than 100 varieties of whiskey, a Southern-inspired food menu, and one of the city's most extensive liquor barrel-aging operations. The restaurant, located where 18th Amendment used to be, comes from Union Pub and 201 Bar owner Matt Weiss and former 18th […]

Meat Week Is Almost Here

Meat Week, Washington’s annual celebration of smoked and sizzled animal parts, is upon us again beginning this Sunday. As a result, I find myself confronting a question that frequently haunts the local smoked meats scene: Has D.C. made any progress toward becoming the great barbecue city it should be? By the numbers, the picture has […]

Pigheaded: Standard’s New Smoked Summer Special

Back in February, on an unseasonably warm winter afternoon, Standard chef and co-owner Tad Curtz chatted with Y&H about what new to expect this summer at his 14th Street NW beer-and-barbecue hangout. He wanted some of last year’s specials—the smoked half chicken, the Flintstones-sized bone-in beef short rib—to become everyday offerings. And he was eager to […]

Even Before Opening, Standard Draws a Crowd

Yep, it's already sort of a scene down at the corner of 14th and S Streets NW. Y&H counted at least 20 folks waiting outside Standard at 4:57 p.m. Precisely three minutes later, when the gates swung open as scheduled to usher in the new spring season at the popular barbecue joint and beer garden, […]

What To Eat (& Drink) Tonight: Brisket & Beer at Standard

Tonight: After a short winter hibernation, popular 14th Street barbecue joint and beer garden Standard fires up the smokers again this evening. Chef and co-owner Tad Curtz has big plans for new menu items later into the spring season—stuff like lamb shoulder, cornish game hens, and crispy cheeks. But, for now, he'll be barbecuing the […]

PORC Truck Guys Opening a Real Restaurant in Columbia Heights

Add the crew behind the popular Purveyors of Rolling Cuisine (PORC) mobile to the growing list of local food truck operators who are also opening a more traditional brick-and-mortar-style restaurant, too. A rep for PORC founders Josh Saltzman and Trent Allen tells Y&H that the pair are partnering with fellow University of Michigan alum Chris […]

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