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Barbecue joints have a flair for over-the-top. Here are five creations that are actually worth the caloric splurge.
1. Buffalo pork rinds with blue cheese and honey
Where: Myron Mixon’s (220 N. Lee St., Alexandria)
2. Sausage-topped, bacon-wrapped, cream-cheese-stuffed Jalapeños
Where: Fat Pete’s (3407 Connecticut Ave., NW)
3. Smoked baked potato with brisket, sour cream, cheese, and butter
Where: District BBQ (2670 Avenir Pl., Vienna)
4. Mac and cheese with baked beans, chopped pork, and barbecue sauce
Where: Rocklands (25 S. Quaker Ln., Alexandria; 3471 Washington Blvd., Arlington; 2418 Wisconsin Ave., NW)
5. Fried-avocado beignets
Where: Spark (1626 N. Capitol St., NW)
This article appeared in the May 2018 issue of Washingtonian.