Jim Shahin over at the Post has a great write-up of this past weekends BBQ Battle. Of note, Safeway BBQ Battle Grand Champions (Congrats) Pork Barrel BBQ are planning to open their restaurant later this summer (we hope, please).
But perhaps the biggest tidbits of information Jim provides is that the famed Myron Mixon (Jacks Old South) is scouting locations in DC to open up a restaurant.
The other piece is that the MIM Style competition might be back to the Safeway BBQ Battle next year, which would be great in our opinion. Having both KCBS and MIM style in one weekend in our nations capital makes it a very unique event that teams from around the country traveled too. This year however some of the better teams from farther away didn't make it because it was "just another KCBS event" as we've heard from some teams. We hope that the competition will be returned to previous years format!
Also check out this month's Washingtonian Best Of edition. KBQ Barbecue won "Best Ribs" and we couldn't agree more.