Published January 25, 2010
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Your Weeklong BBQ Extravaganza
Sometimes a juggernaut so powerful comes along that you can't help but be swept up in
its all-consuming maelstrom. Particularly when said juggernaut involves barbecue.
Like next week, for instance, when you sit down to a giant pile of smoked meat. Every night. Because it's
Introducing DC's inaugural Meat Week
, an ode to BBQ starting Sunday to give you seven days' worth
of smoked and sauced Super Bowl pregame.
This is the excuse you've been looking for to tour the Beltway's best BBQ joints, amidst an ad hoc
fraternity of like-minded enthusiasts (because meat loves company). Like all major developments in DC (the
Bush administration comes to mind), this unbridled BBQ bacchanalia has its roots in Florida, albeit with the
local organizational assistance of a food blogger-cum-Hill staffer.
You'll want to gather your carnivorous buddies and check the schedule for your favorite Carolina-style
kitchen or Texas pit shack.
If for some reason your schedule only permits limited participation, allow us to suggest Feb 3, when the
guys behind Pork Barrel BBQ Sauce will give a sneak preview of their upcoming Alexandria restaurant, and Feb
6, when the group will gather at a Safeway parking lot in Northeast. There you'll find Mr. P's mobile smoker
and school bus retrofitted for BBQ duty.
Smoking in the parking lot: still cool.