Posts Tagged ‘Del Ray’

In The ‘Burbs: Pork Barrel BBQ Finally Opens Tonight in Del Ray

Two years of stoked anticipation and delayed construction is finally over. At 5 p.m. on Tuesday, Pork Barrel BBQ—the long-awaited eatery from 2011 Safeway National Capital Barbecue Battle champs Heath Hall and Brett Thompson—officially opens for business in Del Ray. WaPo special smoked meats correspondent Jim Shahin has the scoop. Eater DC has the menu. […]

The Smell of Success: Pork Cologne Moguls Are Barbecue Battle Champs

Former Senate staffers Heath Hall and Brett Thompson of the politically apropos Pork Barrel BBQ company came out victorious at this past weekend's Safeway National Capital Barbecue Battle. The Washington Post reports on their "remarkable rise" on the smoker circuit. These are the same fellows behind the hiliarous eau de barbeque cologne that generated some […]

Nachos Libre: Wrestling With a Passable Plate of Tortilla Chips

A plate of nachos reminds me of a gaggle of girls gussied up for a Friday night after too many shots—a hot mess. Corn tortilla chips heaped with globs of refried beans and oily (or worse, processed) melted cheese. Salsa and guacamole in heaps like wet confetti. The flavors certainly complement each other, but something […]