Washington, DC is quite the bustling town. Not only is it the control room for the greatest nation on the face of the planet, but it’s also a Mecca for young, aspiring professionals eager to make it big in the world. There are people that come from, literally everywhere in the country to be in DC; and the city does a good job at catering to the great diversity of people it hosts. The area known as Chinatown is probably the most popular part of DC. This is where the Verizon Center, which houses the Washington Wizards, is located along with a cornucopia of stores, bars, clubs, and restaurants.
This is where I found myself last night, after night out on the town. As I’m sure many cantestify, the perfect meal after some a nighttime escapade can easily transform a good night out into an amazing adventure. So, eager to fill myself up with some fantastic people fuel, I had myradar set on great food for a great price (as always). It didn’t take me long to find just what I was looking for. Right on 7th and H St, just a few steps from the Gallery Place Metro Stop I found Capital Q.
Capital Q is a Texas style BBQ restaurant and bar, which claims to put the “bar back in barbeque”. As soon as you walk into the place you feel the southern hospitality so well known to come from the Bible belt. It’s a quaint establishment decorated with Texan paraphernalia on the walls covered with scribbled-on dollar bills left by past patrons, and of course it wouldn’t be DC if there weren’t pictures of politicians who visited. Just recently the began to stay open late on Thursdays, Fridays, and Saturdays to cater to the nighttime crowd, and even made a special menu for midnight marauders. The wonderful thing about the late-night menu is its prices! $5, Everything. Italian Beef, $5. Pulled pork, $5. Burritos, $5. EVERYTHING! Needless to say I was quite happy indeed. Being that I’m a fan of all things swine, I went ahead and ordered me a Pulled Pork Sandwich and boy was it “Some Pig” (← Charlottes Web reference for those with a deprived childhood, or illiterates).
The sandwich was very simple but equally delicious. Slow cooked, juicy, delicious pork stuffed between a bun topped with pickles bathed in some kind of sweet chili sauce, dressed with yet some other kind of delicious tangy house sauce. The pork was so moist that the bun began to fall apart after a few bites because it couldn’t absorb any more of the juiciness it contained between its two slices. This sandwich definitely made a messy meal but luckily, like any considerate and self respecting BBQ establishment, Capital Q had plenty of rolls of paper towels along the bar top for the inevitable messiness.
Over all the experience was short, but very enjoyable. The two staff members they had working there were extremely friendly and welcoming, the food was great, and the physical atmosphere was appealing. All of this for $5 with 50 cents tax!