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.
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.