Urban Bar-B-Que
The offbeat creations here include Redneck Fondue and Buried Corndogs.
Reviewed By Todd Kliman, Ann Limpert, Cynthia Hacinli
Comments () | Published October 30, 2006
Urban Bar-B-Que - Rockville
Address: 2007 Chapman Ave., Rockville, MD 20852
Phone: 240-290-4827
Neighborhood: Rockville
Cuisines: Southern, American, Barbecue
Opening Hours: Open Monday through Saturday 11 AM to 9 PM; Sunday 11 to 8.
Nearby Metro Stops: Twinbrook
Price Range: Inexpensive
Dress: Informal
Noise Level: Chatty
Reservations: Not Needed
Best Dishes Pork ribs; pulled pork sandwich; bacon-cheddar burger; BLT; potato salad; Redneck Fondue; Buried Corndogs; Urban Legend dip; house-made tortilla chips; smoked meats—tender pulled pork, barbecue chicken, and sausages; slaw; collards; mac and cheese; Two S
Price Details: Appetizers, $4 to $6; entrées, $5 to $17.

From June 2006 Cheap Eats

Thanks to a renovation, a real dining room has been added to this popular carryout, and wine and beer are now available. But lest you think Urban has gone upscale, the menu is the same--an irreverent ode to barbecue with jokey junk-food concoctions like Buried Corn Dogs and Redneck Fondue.

For the best barbecue, go for pork--a slab of beautifully crusted ribs redolent of applewood and hickory or pulled pork on a bun. A splash of Yella, a sauce of brown sugar and mustard tart with lemon juice, or the even more assertive Carolina, a brew of vinegar and hot peppers, enhances the smoky thrill. Chicken and brisket are less exciting.

DonÕt be too 'cue-centric: Urban makes a juicy burger with applewood bacon, cheddar, and jack, and that same bacon does a whopping BLT proud--the secret's in the thick slices of Texas toast. Most of the sides are superfluous, but don't miss the potato salad, whose mayonnaisey glory screams picnic.

Redneck Fondue, a cheese-and-chili concoction with tortilla-chip dippers, or Buried Corn Dogs (they're buried in the fondue) are sure to bring out anyone's inner child. Urban Legend is a pig-laden take on seven-layer dip--a heaping pile of brisket, sausage, and barbecue beans on a raft of Fritos.

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