Watch Ice-T and Coco Eat DCity Smokehouse

The local barbecue joint competes on their talk show this Tuesday.

It's all smooth sailing after the first bite of DCity Smokehouse. Photograph courtesy of DCity.

Washington isn’t known as a barbecue town, but DCity Smokehouse is changing that perception. The popular Truxton Circle ‘cue spot will make its Fox 5 debut on Tuesday during a segment on the Ice & Coco talk show, starring Ice-T and wife Coco Austin.

Pitmaster Rob Sonderman and chef Shawn McWhirter debut at noon, engaging in a BBQ Throwdown against smokehouses in Phoenix and Atlanta. Their aspiring prize-winning dish: the Meaty Palmer sandwich, stacked with smoked turkey, pork belly, tomato and avocado, and sauce with chipotle-aioli and cilantro-ranch. The sandwich looks tougher to crack than an SVU investigation based on Ice’s expression—we can vouch that it’s well worth the effort.

Tune in to FOX 5 DC on Tuesday at noon to catch the local competitors.

Food Editor

Anna Spiegel covers the dining and drinking scene in her native DC. Prior to joining Washingtonian in 2010, she attended the French Culinary Institute and Columbia University’s MFA program in New York, and held various cooking and writing positions in NYC and in St. John, US Virgin Islands.