Where to Eat BBQ This Summer

'Tis the season for smoked meats galore.

Barbecue season is here and connoisseurs will find a veritable smorgasbord of local options, from Carolina mustard-and-vinegar to sweet and smoky Kansas-City-style ‘cue. The following eateries offer a variety of slow-smoked meats (and lots of ’em), as well as some unique menu items like duck foie-gras sausage and veg-friendly barbecued jackfruit. Some offer weekend brunch with all-you-can-eat spreads.

Sloppy Mama’s. Photo by Scott Suchman

Sloppy Mama’s    

4238 Wilson Blvd., Arlington (Ballston Quarter Market)

5731 Lee Highway, Arlington (opening in June)

Earlier this year the beloved D.C. food truck opened a permanent stall in Ballston Quarter’s new food hall, serving its signature oak-smoked fare to hungry carnivores. Now it’s adding a standalone brick-and-mortar restaurant on Lee Highway in the former Misomen space. Owners Mandy and Joe Neuman say the new place will be family-friendly with space for kids to play, old-school arcade games like Ms. Pacman and Galaga, and expanded sausage offerings to include options like cheddar jalapeño, bratwurst and Italian.

Categories: Food & Drink