2016 Hot Sauce Competition

You've been waiting all year. Finally, on September 8, from 5:30-8:00 pm, Rocklands Arlington will hold its 2016 Hot Sauce Competition. There will be impartial judges waiting to burn their mouths out with your offerings, and a worthy charity will benefit from all proceeds of the evening. This year, we'll have a fan-favorite vote as well...so you ... more»

Ordering online for Alexandria

Alert readers of all ROCKLANDS materials may have noticed something: We now offer online ordering for our Alexandria location! Yes, now you can peruse the menu from the sofa, place your order from the sofa, and think about how delicious your food will be from the sofa. You will, however, have to get off the sofa and go collect your food in ... more»

Closed Tuesday lunch! For staff picnic

Every year we have a battle of doom between the different Rocklands locations at the company picnic: Who can field the best soccer team??! Tuesday, July 25, is this fateful picnic. All Rocklands locations will be closed for lunch, opening in late afternoon in time for you to grab supper. Rocklands locations will open at the following hours on ... more»

Happy 4th! We are OPEN

America's birthday is here, and so are we. All Rocklands locations will be open today, Monday, July 4. DC will close a bit early (9 pm) so please plan your barbeque purchasing appropriately. And we've rolled out the old red truck for the parade in the Palisades. If we don't see you on the parade route, we hope to see you at your favorite ... more»

National Iced Tea Day: Friday, June 10

Finally it's iced-tea weather! On Friday, June 10, we'll celebrate National Iced Tea Day (yes, it's for real). For the past few years, we've encouraged you all to buy our brewed plain or sweet iced teas on this day...and then we turn around and give the proceeds of tea sales to a local group that's doing good things for our community. This ... more»

Memorial Day: Thanks and Hours

Just in time for the first big gathering of the summer...SUNSHINE! Pull out the grill, load up on charcoal, and read Jim Shahin's great piece on turning your Weber into a smoker. And for those of you who will NOT be grilling, we'll be open! Come get your barbeque, or the sides you need to match the perfect meat you're pulling off YOUR ... more»

Catering Graduation Parties: Three pointers

It's almost that lovely time of year: Graduation season. Where the panic of exams gives way to the panic of next steps. Or -- to be less cynical about it -- where hard work pays off and dreamers go out into the world to do. Whatever happens AFTER graduation, the festival of getting the diploma is great fun. We've been catering graduation parties ... more»

Rocklands’ Brisket: A love story

Brisket brings up strong feelings. It's true -- we see and hear comments all the time about our brisket. It triggers Texas road-trip memories, or New Jersey family feast memories. What often accompanies these memories is a question: Why does Rocklands do brisket the way we do? Here's the whole story: We like our brisket well-rested John and ... more»