An example of a traditional Southern meal is deep fried chicken, field peas, turnip greens, cornbread, sweet tea and a dessert that could be a pie (sweet potato, pecan and peach are traditional southern pies), or a cobbler (peach, blackberry or mixed berry are traditional cobblers)., American, Barbecue
Opening Hours: Open Monday through Thursday 11 AM to 9 PM, Friday and Saturday 11 Am to 10 PM, and Sunday noon to 8 PM.
Nearby Metro Stops: Metro Center, Gallery Place-Chinatown
Best Dishes Brisket sandwiches and platters; potato salad; Texas caviar; collard greens; jalepeno cornbread; pecan pie; banana pudding.
Price Details: Sandwiches, $6 to $12. Platters, $7 to $8.50.
From June 2005 Cheap Eats
DC's Chinatown might seem like an odd location for a barbecue joint, but the sign over the door in Chinese doesn't mean that Nick Fontana doesn't produce the best Texas-style barbecue in town. He even takes advantage of his location by offering a Chinese Cowboy Platter--rice topped with the diner's choice of meat.
Capital Q's offerings include pork, chicken, and sausage, but the star of the show is the brisket, rubbed with a blend of dry spices and smoked for 12 hours over an oak and hickory fire. Tender, smoky, and delicious, it's available on sandwiches, on a plate with two sides, or as takeout. Don't neglect the sides--good potato salad, Texas Caviar made from black-eyed peas, and spicy jalapeño cornbread.