Posted by The Editorial Desk / Thursday, January 28th, 2010
Two days and counting until Meat Week 2010! The event lasts from January 31 to February 7 nationwide, with the event culminating on Super Bowl Sunday. What a perfect way to end the week: barbeque and pigskin. Eight days of pure heaven for meat lovers.
In 2005 “The Holiday That Time Forgot” was founded by Chris Cantey and Erni Walker in Tallahassee, Florida. Although the term meat refers to any and all animal flesh, they decided to focus meat week on barbeque, Southern style barbeque that is. Awards are handed out for Best of’s (Sauce, Service, Sides, Atmosphere, and All-Around) and Meat Week Honors. Meatography is key to documenting the event.
The DC region can thank Captain Mike Bober of Capital Spice, for putting together a mouthwatering list of venues for DC’s first ever Meat Week.
-Sunday, Jan 31: Urban BBQ in Rockville, MD
-Monday, Feb 1: Rocklands Barbeque in Washington, DC
-Tuesday, Feb 2: Red Hot & Blue in Arlington, VA
-Thursday, Feb 4: Capital Q in Washington, DC
-Friday, Feb 5: Branded ’72 in Rockville, MD
-Saturday, Feb 6: Mr. P’s Ribs and Fish in Washington, DC (514 Rhode Island Ave, NE in the Safeway parking lot) at 3pm
-Sunday, Feb 7: venue of your choice at 6pm
The idea was to keep the event within the Beltway and Metro accessible, so only two venues are in Virginia.
Lucky for us, one of the Virginia venues (Mango Mike’s) will feature a preview of what’s to come at Pork Barrel BBQ (yes, the makers of the sauce and dry rub), which opens this spring in the Del Ray neighborhood of Alexandria, VA. It’s an appropriate debut as the guys at Pork Barrel are partnering with Mike Anderson and Bill Blackburn of Mango Mike’s to develop the new restaurant.
Urban BBQ is on the list, which is the location of last years first attempt by Tim Carman in drawing fans to the holiday.
Rockland’s Virginia locations, though not the primary site for the holiday, will be happy to take any carnivores eager to bite into some barbeque.
On the last day participants are free to eat barbeque at a game watching party of their choice. All gatherings are open to the public and take place at 7pm, unless otherwise noted. You don’t have to attend all 8 days.
To secure a spot at Pork Barrel’s tasting, email firstname.lastname@example.org by Monday evening.
Excuse me while I go wipe the drool off my face.
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