National BBQ Month

May is National BBQ Month, in case anyone needed an excuse to eat more ribs and cornbread… or pulled pork… or brisket… or jalapeno poppers. BBQ conjures images of family picnics, red checkered table cloths, hot summer days, running through sprinklers and sticky fingers. For many of us, BBQ is associated with nostalgic memories of simpler times, and serves as a comfort food. The upcoming Memorial Day holiday is the perfect time to indulge in this treat. Skip the beach and bathing suit, and instead load up on mac n cheese, sausage, smoked turkey, potato salad, baked beans...alright, we hear you, let’s get to the BBQ! We’ve rounded up our favorite BBQ joints across Northern Virginia and Washington, D.C.:

Rocklands
3 locations: Alexandria, Arlington and Washington, D.C.
The roadhouse feel of this local chain is intensified by the smell of BBQ wafting throughout.

Dixie Bones
2 locations: Woodbridge and Fredericksburg
Alabama-style pit BBQ is served in this down-to-earth eatery that’s been around for over 20 years.

Monk's BBQ
Purcellville, VA
Stop by this chilled-out locale in VA wine country for smoked meats, craft beer and weekly live music.

Sweet Fire Donna’s
Alexandria, VA
Just a stone’s throw from Old Town Alexandria, the relaxed vibe here complements the traditional smoked BBQ on offer.

Mookie’s BBQ
Great Falls, VA
Folks come to this no-frills joint for casual gatherings over the award-winning fare after visiting nearby Great Falls Park.

One of the great joys of living in the diverse Washington, D.C. metropolitan area is the ability to experience foods from all over the world - Greek, Korean, Indian, Ethiopian, Argentinean, and, of course American BBQ; this metropolis truly has it all. Here at Dwel, we love venturing out to sample new-to-us restaurants and cuisines across the region. Let us know what types of cuisines or restaurants you’d like to hear about!

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