Yeah, Restaurant Week could be great, if only it weren’t for all of those pesky vegetables. But there’s no roughage allowed in the counter-programming to the biggest dining week of the year: #MEATWEEK, eight days of enthusiastic carnivorous eating. Pork will be savored. Facial hair will be be grown. Tums should be consumed. Vegetarians? LOL.
From Jan. 27 to Feb. 3 — conveniently, one week before Restaurant Week — you can eat smoky, barbecued meats every day. This year’s Meat Week will feature a food truck night at Living Social, as well as a barbecue brunch at Kangaroo Boxing Club. It’s not reservation-based, like Restaurant Week — you can simply show up at the designated time and location, and enjoy to-be-announced specials at each place. A full schedule is below, and more details will be announced on Meat Week’s Web site. Make your best Ron Swanson joke in the comments.
Sunday, January 27, 6:30 PM: Urban Bar-B-Que, Rockville
Monday, January 28, 6:30 PM: Hill Country Barbecue Market
Tuesday, January 29, 7 PM: Epic Smokehouse
Wednesday, January 30, 7 PM: Rocklands Barbeque and Grilling, D.C.
Thursday, January 31 7 PM: Pork Barrel
Friday, February 1, 7 PM: Barbecue Food Truck Face-Off – Hosted by Living Social, 918 F St. NW
Saturday, February 2, 1 PM: Kangaroo Boxing Club
Sunday, February 3, 12 PM: Mr. P’s Ribs & Fish, 514 Rhode Island Avenue, NE – in Rhode Island Ave Center parking lot.