If you read this blog, you have probably noticed that I really love the food in DC. Not everything I try is a winner, but I love the diversity of cuisines and restaurant styles the city offers. That said, two things have been sorely missing for me since moving here from Oklahoma: Mexican and barbecue.
I discussed my Mexican food dilemma earlier this week, but when it comes to barbecue, I have good news.
While at Union Market picking up oysters from the District Fishwife (great quality oysters at a good price!) we decided to check off an item from my 2015 To-Do List and order some barbecue from the BBQ Joint.
The special of the day was a pulled pork sandwich with a corn bread muffin, coleslaw and a side of collard greens or baked beans.
We got that, and an additional brisket sandwich and more beans to share.
Y’all, I have not one complaint about this barbecue. Not a one! The meat was flavorful and oh so tender, and the variety of barbecue sauces was great. I enjoyed a mixture of the sweet sauce and the Carolina-style vinegar sauce on my pulled pork sandwich.
My taste of Tom’s brisket sandwich was fabulous as well. I’m very picky about brisket because my mom makes the best brisket in the world and nothing compares. I also hate when it tastes only of fat and smoke, and this was nothing like that, just rich and juicy.
And can I just tell you that the baked beans were by far the best beans I’ve ever had? Because they were. This is not hyperbole. The beans stole the show, which isn’t easy for a bean. I am waiting for an excuse to go buy a pound of them… for myself.
I am still planning to check out DCity Smokehouse to see how they compare, but for now, I’m thrilled to say I’ve found Oklahoma-approved barbecue in the district.