Bar-B-Que House

American, Barbecue
$$$$ ($15-$24)
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Editorial Review

By Nancy Lewis
Thursday, July 22, 2004

Bar-B-Que House has been serving home-style cooking for 13 years in a cutesy house just north of the Prince George's County line. The pulled pork ($9.50 a pound) is lean, meaty and chunky. The texture and cooking are just about perfect, and the sauce already on the meat is sweet, yet spicy. But the mixture is a little dry and needs more sauce. The ribs ($20.95 a rack), unfortunately, are overcooked. The meat falls off the bone and has a slimy texture. The coleslaw is crisp shreds of cabbage and carrot, but the dressing is bland. But the potato salad is a southern classic, with well-cooked diced potatoes, though I'd add a bit of vinegar or sweet pickle juice. The cornbread is outstanding: light and finely grained with only a touch of sweetness.