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Road Closures for this weekend’s National Capital Barbecue Battle

by Prince Of Petworth June 19, 2014 at 11:55 am 6 Comments

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Image via 2014 National Capital Barbecue Battle

From MPD:

“The 2014 National Capital Barbecue Battle will be held on Friday, June 20, 2014, through Sunday, June 22, 2014. The event hours on Saturday, June 21, 2014, will be from 11:00 am to 9:00 pm, and Sunday June 22, 2014, will be from 11:00 am to 7:30 pm.

Street Closures

The street closures will begin Friday, June 20, 2014, at 7:00 pm, and will reopen on Sunday, June 22, 2014, at 12:00 am. The following streets will be closed during this event:

Pennsylvania Avenue, NW, from 9th Street to 14th Street
13th Street, E Street to Pennsylvania Avenue, NW
12th Street, E Street to Constitution Avenue, NW
11th Street, E Street to Pennsylvania Avenue, NW
10th Street, E Street to Constitution Avenue, NW”

Side note: Any fans of this event?

  • Petworth_res

    Is this worth it? It has really mixed reviews on Yelp.

    • PG

      It’s worth it for the music. I’ve gone a few times as a volunteer and a performer and had a good time. And if you know people who are competing in it, you might be able to sample some of the barbecue being cooked for the contest.

      • Petworth_res

        Interesting. Thanks! I can’t decide if the $15 cover charge is worth it if it doesn’t come with food. But if the music is good, it might be.

  • Jon

    Might as well put in the request to 311 now to have someone clean up PA Ave on Monday.

  • Anonymous

    Well worth going! I had the best BBQ of my life two years ago (having been raised in Missouri, I don’t take such statements lightly). A lot of it is super kitschy though

  • SF

    It’s hit and miss. Some of it is absolutely mediocre, and don’t expect anything at all from the “free samples”. The best is from the smaller vendors on the fringes, but even this doesn’t compare to good basic barbeque that you can make yourself with a little effort on a weber grill.

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