Great Takeout: KBQ Real Barbecue

At KBQ Real Barbecue (12500 Fairwood Pkwy., Suite B1, Bowie; 301-352-8111) Kerry Britt has imbued the place with the flavor and soul of a country shack—it has the area’s best ’cue. The brisket and country sausage are standouts, and the pork ribs, if you catch them early in the day, are terrific, too—they’re $6.49 to $7.49 with one side, but they’re also available as platters and by the pound. Get the sweet, smoky baked beans ($1.99 for eight ounces) and save room for the tangy Key-lime pie ($2.59).

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Ann Limpert
Executive Food Editor/Critic

Ann Limpert joined Washingtonian in late 2003. She was previously an editorial assistant at Entertainment Weekly and a cook in New York restaurant kitchens, and she is a graduate of the Institute of Culinary Education. She lives in Logan Circle.