Red, Hot & Blue - Laurel
677 Main St.
Laurel, MD 20707
Open Monday through Thursday 11 to 10, Friday 11 to 11, Saturday noon to 11, Sunday noon to 9.
Price Range: Inexpensive
Noise Level: Chatty
Reservations: Not Needed
Ribs; smoked chicken; fried catfish; pulled-pork sandwich on a buttered roll; baked beans; sweet corn relish; French fries.
Appetizers, $5 to $7.60; entrees, $11 to $15.
For lovers of Memphis-style barbecue, Red Hot & Blue (multiple Maryland and Virginia locations; redhotandblue.com) offers hickory-smoked pulled-pork sandwiches ($7.49) and rib platters (half slab $13.99, full rack $21.99 with two sides) smoked, rubbed with dry spices, and finished on the grill, making for a crisp surface and tender meat. Baked beans and coleslaw are ideal partners ($1.99 each). Family meals are good deals: a pound of pulled pork, three sides, bread, and sauce for $19.99 or two racks of ribs, three sides, bread, and barbecue sauce for $44.99. Can’t decide? A combo version for $39.99.