Like beer and bourbon, great barbecue takes patience to make and causes one to get sauced while consuming it. Keep your wipes handy with this Groupon.
$35 for VIP Admission to the Beer, Bourbon & BBQ Festival on Friday, June 14 ($65 Value)
At National Harbor in Oxon Hill, VIP guests chow down at several tasting stations, savoring exclusive meaty treats such as gourmet pork and pork-infused dishes from local eateries from 6 to 10 p.m. Pit masters demonstrate their methods and serve pulled pork freshly shaved from whole hogs, a Southern delicacy. A take-home souvenir glass provides a vessel for unlimited sips of the beers and bourbons served at the event's many bars, which have doubled in number since last year to help eliminate lines and to employ twice as many local drying cloths.