Drawing on Southern traditions, Red Hot and Blue’s delectable menu satisfies barbecue cravings with smoke-ringed eats and authentic Southern recipes. Pit masters stoke low-and-slow fires kindled by hickory logs to smother top-quality meats in a smoky infusion, granting tenderness and depth of flavor normally only found in funk albums. Like a puppy’s nose, the restaurant’s St. Louis–style ribs come in wet, dry, and sweet iterations, each wooing taste buds with toothsome hunks of meat laced with secret-spice blends and accompanied by barbecue beans and creamy coleslaw ($14.99 for a half slab; $21.99 for a full slab). Fresh-made burgers and sandwiches range from beefy patties heaped with pulled pork and onion-ring straws ($9.49) to golden-fried Delta catfish fillets with tartar-sauce sidecars ($11.99). Cooks slather pulled shoulder with a poultice of Mojo mild sauce before piling its pork onto a soft bun aside Grandma’s potato salad ($7.99). Protein-pairing platters sync sea and land with fried shrimp and ribs ($14.99) or ribs and catfish ($14.99), all of which wind up in the drink thanks to chilly tidal waves of freshly brewed sweet tea.
In its former lives, the space now occupied by J'Ollies Restaurant was a biker bar, a seafood restaurant, and a pub. When J'Ollies moved in, though, that space was transformed into a family-friendly restaurant where diners can feast on pancakes and waffles straight from the griddle, or homemade biscuits bathed in sausage gravy. They can even create their own omelet, filling a hearty three-egg and cheese package with meat and veggies. Later in the day, lunch and dinner options include American classics such as beer-battered cod, meatloaf, and grilled cheese sandwiches.
Chow down on ribs, slaw and more at Levis Port Cafe, a down-home barbecue joint in Washington. Diners who avoid fat need to be careful, though, because Levis Port Cafe's menu does not offer low-fat options. Eat out with the little ones at Levis Port Cafe, and don't waste time scurrying for a sitter. Heading out with a larger party? There's plenty of space for big groups at Levis Port Cafe.
The restaurant also offers catering if you want to bring the flavors of Levis Port Cafe to your next party or event. Carry-out is also available for those who prefer to enjoy Levis Port Cafe's cooking from the comfort of their own home.
If public transportation is preferable, ditch the car and board the nearby stop at Eastern Market Metro (Blue, Orange). Drivers can find a space for their wheels on the street when dining at the restaurant's 8th St SE business.
Typical diners should plan to spend about $30 per person on Levis Port Cafe's moderately priced fare.
Low and slow. That’s how the pit masters at Hill Country smoke their brisket, sausage, ribs, and other meats to get the most flavor out of the aromatic flames of texas post oak. First seasoned with a classic, Texas-style dry rub, the savory victuals can be enjoyed in-house on butcher paper or bought market style by the pound to be eaten at home. Southern-style sides accompany the finger-licking proteins, including cheddar mac and cheese, campfire baked beans, and braised collard greens with bacon. Though the market-style carry-out is a convenient feature, guests looking for the full Texas experience should enjoy their flame-kissed meats in the dining room or the more festive surrounds of the basement Boot Bar. On most nights, live music fills the cafeteria-style eatery, transforming the open floor into a concert venue as guests chow on ribs or stomp their boots to the music. On Wednesday nights, crooners convene for Rock ‘n Twang Live Band Karaoke—named Best Karaoke in 2011 in the Washington Post’s Going Out Guide—to sing their favorite songs about the Alamo.
Only beer can break your heart. If you think that sounds suspiciously similar to a Neil Young song, you’d be right. It’s the title of a recent event at Smoke and Barrel—a tribute to Neil Young and poutine, complete with Allagash and Boulevard beer pairings. Fun food and beer pairings such as this are par for the course at Smoke and Barrel, or at least during the annual DC Beer Week.
On any given day, though, guests to this beer, barbecue, and bourbon emporium will have plenty to sing about. There's a huge array of craft brews to choose from––local brewery Flying Dog leads an impressive draft list, and other local brews make appearances by the bottle or can. Meanwhile, pulled pork, brisket, and barbecue nachos keep stomachs full and moist wipes gainfully employed, as do tasty sides and starts like fried pickles and sweet potato fries. And even tofu gets the Smoke and Barrel treatment, taking a trip through the smoker before being cut up and stuffed into egg rolls with coleslaw and barbecue sauce.
Treat yourself to tasty, homemade barbecue at Kenny's Smokehouse in Washington. Kenny's Smokehouse is a fantastic spot to indulge and with no low-fat options, you'll need to save the diet for another day. Drinks all around! Pair your dinner with a beverage from Kenny's Smokehouse's full bar. Little ones are just as welcome as their parents at Kenny's Smokehouse. Patio tables and chairs are ready for Kenny's Smokehouse diners who prefer their meals al fresco.
The restaurant doesn't let you book your table ahead of time, so expect a first-come, first-served policy when you visit. Call Kenny's Smokehouse for catering if you have a big event coming up. Carry-out is also available for those who prefer to enjoy Kenny's Smokehouse's cooking from the comfort of their own home.
Street parking is provided for those dining at the restaurant's Maryland Ave NE location.
You'll typically spend about $30 per person to dine at Kenny's Smokehouse, so plan your budget accordingly.