Capital Q
Texas-style barbecue in the middle of Chinatown.
Reviewed By Thomas Head
Comments () | Published October 12, 2006

Capital Q (Closed)
Address: 707 H Street, NW, Washington, DC 20001
Phone: 202-347-8396
Neighborhood: Penn Quarter/Chinatown, Downtown
Cuisines: Southern, 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.
Wheelchair Accessible: Yes
Kid Friendly: Yes
Nearby Metro Stops: Metro Center, Gallery Place-Chinatown
Price Range: Inexpensive
Dress: Informal
Noise Level: Rowdy
Reservations: Not Accepted
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.
Special Features:
Wheelchair Accessible, Kid Friendly

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.
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