We still have our first great review from The Washington Post, written by Phyllis Richman in March 1991. Since then, we’ve been honored by positive reviews in everything from Gourmet to Newsweek to Washingtonian. Here are just some of our brags:
Winner: Best BBQ in Northern Virginia Magazine’s Best of NOVA, 2021
Named: Jamal Flowers, Manager of the Year, by the Restaurant Association of Metropolitan Washington (RAMW)
Recognized: Milestone Award for 30 Years of Service, by the RAMW
Named: Washingtonian Best Barbecue Joints to Visit for Father’s Day Weekend, 2019
Named: Washingtonian Critics Choice Runner Up at Barbeque and Brew Event, 2019
Noted: Top 25 Catering Company in Washington Business Journal Book of Lists, 2018, 2019
Named: Best Barbeque, Best of Virginia by Virginia Living Magazine, 2018, 2019
Named: Best BBQ in Northern Virginia Magazine’s Best of NOVA, 2017, 2018
Named: Best of the Best Barbeque Restaurant in America, National Barbeque News, 2017, 2018
Named: Top 3 Barbeque Restaurants by Washingtonian Magazine Readers, 2017
Named: Best Caterer, Best of Gay DC, Washington Blade,2017, 2019
Featured on the October 21, 2016 episode of Burgers Brews & ‘Que on the Food Network
Recognized: as one of the Washington, DC Restaurant Neighbor Award winners by the RAMW, 2016
Named: Best BBQ in Arlington County, Arlington Magazine, 2016, 2018
Named: Best BBQ in Montgomery County, Montgomery Magazine, 2016
Named: “America’s 35 Best Ribs” in The Daily Meal, 2015
Listed: “Top 10 Destination-worthy Midday Dining Spots in Washington, DC,” USA TODAY, 2015.
Named: Best Barbeque Restaurant, Washington City Paper, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2017
Awarded: “Couples Choice” for wedding catering by Wedding Wire 2013, 2014, 2015, 2017, 2019
Named: Best Barbeque Restaurant, Washingtonian Magazine, 2010, 2012, 2013, 2015.
Listed: Top 9 DC Barbeque Places, DCist, 2013; Best Barbecue In The D.C. Area, Part 2, DCist, 2015
Named: One of the Top 20 Barbeque Restaurants in the United States in Huffington Post, 2012.
Listed: On Tap’s Readers’ Choice Guide as Best BBQ, 2012.
Listed: One of the 100 Best Restaurants in the Top 50 Cities by LocalEats.com, 2009, 2011, 2013.
Listed: Southern Living’s Ultimate Guide to Bar-B-Que, Spring 2003.
Nominated for a RAMMY by the Restaurant Association of Metropolitan Washington in the category of “Casual Dining Restaurant of the Year,” May 2003.
Winner of Washingtonian Best Bargain Restaurant Award, 2001, 2002, 2004.
Awarded Arlington Chamber of Commerce Best Retail Small Business Award in 2000.