Third Annual DC Meat Week Starts January 29th

Courtesy Mike Bober

Dry rubbed, smoked, pulled, braised and brined–no matter how you like your barbecued meat, there’s something for every meat-eating, ‘cue lover at DC’s third annual meat week. For eight nights, you can head to different restaurants around the city (and close by in Virginia) and try all sorts of slow-cooked dishes ranging from dry-rubbed Texas brisket to vinegar-based Carolina pulled pork or saucy Memphis or Kansas City ribs.

In 2005, Meat Week began in Tallahassee, FL and arrived in DC in 2009 after food blogger, Mike Bober of Capital Spice started the Washington Chapter. This year is the first that the event has expanded to eight nights.

DC Meat Week starts Sunday, January 29th and runs until Sunday, February 5th. All of the events are open to the public and most are set up as “pay as you order.” You can find the full schedule after the jump.

Third Annual DC Meat Week Schedule

Monday, January 30
6:30 PM
Hill Country Barbecue Market
410 7th Street, NW, Washington, DC 20004

Tuesday, January 31 at 7 PM
Pork Barrel BBQ
2312 Mount Vernon Avenue, Alexandria, VA 22301

Wednesday, February at 7 PM
PORC (Purveyors of Rolling Cuisine)
700 V Street, NW, Washington, DC 20001 – special dinner hosted at Torrie’s @ Wilson’s

Thursday, February 2 at 7 PM
Smoke & Barrel
2471 18th Street, NW, Washington, DC 20009

Friday, February 3 at 7 PM
Memphis Barbeque
320 23rd Street South, Arlington, VA 22202

Saturday, February 4 at 1 PM
Mr. P’s Ribs & Fish
514 Rhode Island Avenue, NE, Washington, DC 20002 – in Rhode Island Ave Center parking lot

Sunday, February 5 from 11 AM to 2 PM
Rocklands Barbeque and Grilling
2418 Wisconsin Avenue, NW, Washington, DC 20017

Marissa was born and bred in New Jersey, but moved to DC for undergrad at GWU (Go Colonials, go!), fell in love with the District and learned that there was life and civilization beyond New York City. She loves eating at white-tablecloth-three-forks-at-your-place-setting restaurants, but she’ll also be the first to suggest we scarf down some chili dogs at 2 am. Simply put, she loves all things food. You can also read about why she loves DC. Follow her on Twitter and email her at mbialecki (at)

3 thoughts on “Third Annual DC Meat Week Starts January 29th

  1. Thanks for the Meat Week coverage!

    Just one note – Meat Week starts this Sunday at Urban BBQ’s newest location – 5566 Norbeck Road in Rockville. It’s a bigger space than in previous years, and they’ve got a liquor license.

    We’ll be offering:

    Happy Hour bar pricing
    Free Side Dishes ( Come for the meat, stay for the sides!)

    Hope you can join us!

  2. Omg how that I never heard about this event before? I love meat and whole week about meat, that is awesome. Next year I will definetely come.