Barbecue is often heralded as the best combination of meat and fire since jerky candles. Eat a variety of fire-formed meats with today's Groupon: for $12, you get $25 worth of slow-simmered barbecue and frosty brews at Red Hot & Blue. Choose from the Arlington, Gaithersburg, and Leesburg locations.
Red Hot & Blue draws from many corners of the Southern map to bring together a mix of classic barbecue and traditional southern fare served amid an array of handpicked blues memorabilia. Red Hot & Blue cooks top-quality meats atop a smoky bed of hickory logs where relatively low temperatures and long cooking times infuse eats with succulence. The meaty mélange encompasses three ways to order ribs ($22.99 for a full slab, $15.99 for a half-slab): wet, slathered with mojo mild barbecue sauce; dry, rubbed with a blend of Memphis-style spices; or sweet, dripping with a more-sugary sauce and a never-ending stream of compliments.
Strata of pulled pork and onion ring straws balance on the half-pound beef patty of the all-in burger, smothered in cheddar cheese and mild barbecue sauce ($8.99). Sides and appetizers tiptoe the Mason-Dixon Line with deep-fried hush puppies ($2.19), catfish fingers ($7.99), and a golden-fried onion-ring loaf ($6.49). Palate-cleansing sippables grace tables in the form of specialty cocktails, glasses of house wine ($4.95/glass), and an array of premium and domestic beers that includes the signature RH&B Brew.