Dirt Cheap Eats 2008: KBQ Real Barbecue
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KBQ Real Barbecue
Address: 12500 Fairwood Pkwy., Suite B-1, Bowie, MD 20720
Phone: 301-352-8111
Neighborhood: Bowie
Cuisines: 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 11:30 AM to 9:30 PM; Friday and Saturday 11:30 AM to 10 PM; Sunday noon to 6.
Price Range: Inexpensive
Dress: Informal
Noise Level: Chatty
Reservations: Not Needed
Best Dishes Ribs; pulled pork; country-style sausage; smoked brisket; grilled chicken wings; potato salad with shrimp; baked beans; mac' and cheese; Key-lime pie.
Price Details: Starters, $1.99 to $4.99; main courses, $5.99 to $11.99.

The $28 short ribs at Central Michel Richard are separated from their bones, cooked at low heat for 72 hours, and finished on the stove. The slow cooking produces meat of incomparable lusciousness. Kerry Britt at KBQ Real Barbecue achieves a similar effect with his marvelous brisket ($10.29 with two sides), which he smokes for hours until the meat is somewhere between liquid and solid. The thick slices are flanked by your choice of sides (we like the smoky, sweet beans). Meat this cheap is seldom this good.

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