Posts Tagged ‘Pork Barrel BBQ’

Loosen Your Belts: D.C. Meat Week Has Begun

Can you smell the smoked pork in the air? D.C. Meat Week is upon us again, with daily events showcasing some of the city’s best barbecue. The festivities kicked off yesterday, but tonight, head to Hill Country Barbecue's downstairs dining room for an all-you-can-eat evening. The $25 feast will include platters of brisket, pork spare ribs, […]

Break Out The Lipitor: It’s D.C. Meat Week!

Institutionally, Y&H has a special connection to D.C. Meat Week. After all, the last guy to occupy this seat, Tim Carman, sort of kick-started the whole thing in this very space back in 2009. All he really proposed was dinner.  "All I did was write a blog item about the non-D.C. event in 2009, mostly to […]

Last Night’s Leftovers: State of the Uni Edition

Chef Kaz Okochi gives his State of the Uni address. [WaPo] Michel Richard may soon join fellow D.C. chef Robert Weidmaier in opening a restaurant—perhaps even three of them—in Atlantic City. [Eater DC] Shaw's forthcoming Bistro Bohem could open earlier than Shaw's Tavern. [Prince of Petworth] Next week is D.C. Meat Week. Alexandria's Pork Barrel […]

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. […]

Pork Perfume Purveyors Plan Mid-Sept. Opening for Del Ray BBQ Den

National Capital Barbecue Battle champs (and makers of the divinely swine-scented "Que" eau de barbecue cologne) Heath Hall and Brett Thompson are set to open their much-delayed Pork Barrel BBQ restaurant in Alexandria’s Del Ray neighborhood in mid-September. The Post's Jim Shahin has the scoop, describing the storefront as "so sleek and broad-windowed, it could […]

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 […]

Local Organizer Has No Beefs With Opening Night of Meat Week

The opening night of Meat Week apparently surpassed the local organizer's expectations, which perhaps wasn't hard, since they hovered somewhere near rock bottom. But 24 people showed up last night at Urban Bar-B-Que, which stayed open late to handle all the carnivores. "I was really impressed at the way Urban Bar-B-Que stepped up to handle […]

Ladies and Gentlemen, Start Your Appetite: Meat Week Begins Sunday

Our week of rampant carnivorism is almost upon us, and many of you have apparently been bombarding our captain with questions about just what the hell is Meat Week? Or how do you participate? How much does it cost? Do you have to go every night? Does it come with a free prescription of Lipitor? […]

Beware: Meat Week Is Nearly Upon Us!

Meat Week, if I'm truly honest with myself, is not designed for cities like Washington D.C., where barbecue joints have to cater to the many different styles of American smoked meats. The smokehouse that dares to specialize in, say, Texas 'cue or Carolina pulled pork is the smokehouse destined to fail in the District. At […]

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