DC doesn’t always feel Southern, but the excellent barbecue here is a good reminder that it’s a city below the Mason-Dixon line. We’re skeptical about newcomers to the scene, but so far, Federalist Pig (from the same guy behind DCitySmokehouse) has passed our tests. You have your choice of platters, sandwiches, and sides like mac and cheese and brussels sprouts, and there’s a nice patio for you to eat them on. If you’re in Adams Morgan and need a casual lunch or dinner, come here and get the Texas Ranger sandwich. It comes with smoked brisket, crispy onions, pickles, and barbecue sauce, all on Texas toast. Just know it will probably put you out for a couple of hours.
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