Like barbecue? This is the week for you.
For eight days (January 20-27th), you can participate in the annual Meat Week in or near DC. Lot’s of good barbecue out there to try. Your local barbecue purveyors will offer specials and an opportunity to be social.
Some of the good places to try are Sloppy Mama’s @ Solly’s (Jan. 25th), Federalist Pig (Jan. 24th) and Hill Country on the second night of the week (Jan. 21st).
There are a number of places in Alexandria as well, like Smoking Kow, which will offer a tasting platter for $20 (one short rib, a quarter rack of baby back ribs, a portion of brisket, a portion of burnt ends and choice of 2 sides).
Kick off the week at Liberty Barbecue with all you can eat for $22.95 Breakfast Table Brunch.
Find the full schedule of events here.
From the website:
“For 8 nights straight, we go to a different BBQ restaurant and feast. In every participating city, there is a devoted Captain who creates the schedule of restaurants to be visited throughout the week. Each city develops their own traditions, but Meat Week typically focuses on good ol’ American BBQ: Pork, ribs, brisket, barbecued chicken, and anything else you can smoke and smother in sauce. It was started in 2005 in Tallahassee, Florida by Chris Cantey and Erni Walker.
People eat BBQ together, take pictures of each other doing so, and share them on the internet. Some cities’ captains also give out awards at the end of the week for people who showed exceptional meating prowess, or to honor the best restaurants.”