We All Queue Up for ‘Cue
Labor Day is just around the corner, and barbecue may well be the perfect takeout food.
Feeding a hungry group? Liberty Barbecue is running a Labor Day promotion similar to its popular Fourth of July Bundle: Two meats (pulled chicken, pulled pork or beef brisket), three sides (with options including coleslaw, potato salad and mac & cheese), 12 mini cornbread muffins, housemade pickles, 12 Martin’s potato rolls and sauces, all of which serves eight to 10 people. There’s also beer, specialty cocktails and wine available. Order online at least 48 hours ahead, owner Steve Fedorchak advises. You can also eat outside on the restaurant’s shaded patio. // 370 W. Broad St., Falls Church City
The acclaimed pit stop in Lyon Park plans to bring back its half-priced meat sampler on Labor Day: Enough for two, the meal includes a 1/4 pound of brisket, a quarter of a chicken, two ribs, 1/4 pound of pulled pork and 1/4 pound of Texas sausage, all for $14. Sides and desserts are a la carte and include cucumber salad, collard greens and mac & cheese, raspberry chocolate mousse, key lime chocolate mousse and banana pudding. // 2761 Arlington Blvd., Arlington (Lyon Park)
A local go-to and Best of Arlington favorite, John Snedden’s barbecue joint has been around since 1990. Rocklands is offering a family meal (1 lb. pulled chicken, 1 lb. beef brisket, three pints of salads and sides, four potato rolls, four pieces of honey-jalapeno cornbread and barbecue sauce) for $58. The Feast for Five, at $74.49, includes one rack of ribs, two half-chickens, 1 lb. chopped pork, potato rolls, three pints of salads and sides and barbecue sauce. Non-meat-eaters can chose from offerings that include black bean salad, cucumber salad and Texas corn pudding. //3471 Washington Blvd., Arlington
Grill Master Barbeque
Maybe you plan to go biking or walking the Four Mile Run trail and you suddenly get a hankering for smoked meat. Bring your wallet and take care of that craving by stopping at Grill Master Barbeque, which consists of a trailside truck and smoker parked near Shirlington. The longstanding operation serves up what some call the best ribs in Arlington from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Tuesdays, Fridays and Saturdays. // Intersection of Four Mile Run Drive and South Oakland St.