Image by Brooke Hatfield

In just its second year, the Washington chapter of Meat Week is all over the Internets this week.  Captain Jenelle Dennis (aka BabeBQ) has done a great job of spreading the gospel of ‘cue, and it looks like turnout for this year’s Meat Week will far surpass last year’s.

Want to see what others are saying about Meat Week?  Check it out:

Washington Business Journal
Washington Examiner’s Take 5
Washington Post’s All We Can Eat blog – Jim Shahin’s “Smoke Signals” column
NBC Washington
Northern Virginia Magazine’s Gut Check blog
City’s Best
Girl Meets Food
Kevin’s BBQ Joints (blog)
Zagat Buzz

But enough about us – this update is really about you, or at least it is if you’re thinking about joining us for any of the Meat Week festivities.  We figured you might want to know when to show up each night, not just where.  And as the title of this post suggests, we wanted to encourage you to email Jenelle sooner rather than later if you’re interested in attending either (or both) of the Meat Week Sneak Peek events.

Details after the jump.

Come celebrate Meat Week with us at these locations - click on the image to go to our Google Map


We’ll be gathering at the following locations and times:

  • Sunday, January 30: Urban Bar-B-Q (Rockville location), 6 PM
  • Monday, January 31: American Ice Company, 7 PM
  • Tuesday, February 1: Meat Week Sneak Peek of Pork Barrel BBQ at Mango Mike’s, 7 PM
  • Wednesday, February 2: Meat Week Sneak Peek of Purveyors of Rolling Cuisine (PORC) at Torries@Wilson, 7 PM
  • Thursday, February 3: Capital Q, 7 PM
  • Friday, February 4: Rocklands (Glover Park location), 7 PM
  • Saturday, February 5: Mr. P’s Ribs and Fish (in the Rhode Island Ave. Safeway parking lot), 1 PM

To help you locate all of these fine establishments, we’ve put together the handy-dandy Google Map to the right.

And if you haven’t done so already, you may want to email our Captain today or tomorrow to let her know if you want to attend one of the Sneak Peek events.  Trust me – you want to attend one of the Sneak Peek events.  Pork Barrel BBQ is once again offering a prix-fixe buffet of meats and sides for $19.95 per person, and PORC has promised to roll out some specialty cuts that they haven’t even bragged about yet.  But we want to give them a ballpark idea of how many people will be attending as soon as possible.

Captain Jenelle Dennis explains why:

“Good barbecue is a combination of time and technique.  It can take as many as three days to go from raw pork or beef to quality ‘cue depending on how far in advance you choose to apply your spice rub and how long you plan to smoke it.  Because Pork Barrel and PORC aren’t open for business yet, they aren’t smoking on a daily basis.  We’ll be tasting barbecue made especially for our Sneak Peek events on Tuesday and Wednesday, so we’d really like to give them a working count this weekend.”

So it’s time to be counted.  Email jenelledennis AT gmail DOT com and let her know you’ll be there.  You know you want to.