KBQ Real Barbecue (Closed)
12500 Fairwood Pkwy., Suite B-1
Bowie, MD 20720
Cuisines: Southern, American, Barbecue
Open Monday through Thursday 11:30 AM to 9:30 PM; Friday and Saturday 11:30 AM to 10 PM; Sunday noon to 6.
Wheelchair Accessible: Yes
Price Range: Inexpensive
Noise Level: Chatty
Reservations: Not Needed
Ribs; pulled pork; country-style sausage; smoked brisket; grilled chicken wings; potato salad with shrimp; baked beans; mac' and cheese; Key-lime pie.
Starters, $1.99 to $4.99; main courses, $5.99 to $11.99.
Special Features: Wheelchair Accessible, Kid Friendly
Pit barbecue, cooked for hours at a low temperature over a smoldering pile of aromatic wood, is an ideal that area restaurants rarely reach--open pits are outlawed in Montgomery and Prince George's counties.
Kerry Britt makes do, often gloriously. The pit man of this strip-mall restaurant starts his spice-rubbed ribs, briskets, chickens, and turkeys in a closed smoker in the back of the restaurant until the meat turns a deep pink, then finishes them on the grill.
The ribs--the best in the area--aren't too big or thick; the meat's tender succulence compels you to gorge even if you've promised not to.
Also good: Spicy country sausage links; KB Wings; shrimp potato salad.
Open daily for lunch and dinner.