- $13 for $20 worth of barbecue for dinner, valid Monday–Thursday
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Pitmasters Back Alley BBQ
Pitmasters Back Alley BBQ is shrouded in secrecy. Most people have never seen it; its tiny, 10-by-15-foot storefront is tucked away in an alley. Even fewer people know how the team smokes and spices its meat. According to the Washington Post, co-owner Brian Fuchs asks his team sign nondisclosure agreements before they begin working.
But all this mystique feels earned the minute you bite into the renowned prime beef ribs. These ribs are smoked to order, which means they need to be ordered two hours in advance, just like cabs had to be in the caveman days. Other meats range from St. Louis–style ribs to Carolina–style chopped pork shoulder. But wait, there's one final secret: most of the meat tastes as good reheated as it does after it's first served.