Cheap Eats 2018: Sloppy Mama’s

Sloppy Mama's owner Joe Neuman. Photograph by Scott Suchman

About Sloppy Mama’s

cuisines
Barbecue
Location(s)
1309 5th St NE
Washington, DC 20002

Joe Neuman’s barbecue outfit has grown in the few years since the for-mer teacher traded books for brisket—he now serves his wood-smoked meats in a stall at Union Market, inside Solly’s tavern, and in a food truck. The crown jewel of Neuman’s repertoire is his moist pulled pork, which you can adorn with house-made pickles and sauces. Also good: Fried-chicken sandwich (Solly’s only); smoked chicken.

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