Great Takeout: Red Hot & Blue

For lovers of Memphis-style barbecue, Red Hot & Blue (multiple Maryland and Virginia locations; 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.

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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.