Thursday, April 27, 2017

BBQ & Grilling Week Sweeps Metropolitan Washington This Summer, June 19-25

From our friends at the Restaurant Association Metropolitan Washington...

Summertime Menus Celebrate Grilled, Smoked, and Spiced Specialties

The first annual Metropolitan Washington BBQ & Grilling Week, is presented by Restaurant Association Metropolitan Washington (RAMW) from Monday, June 19 through Sunday, June 25. Restaurants across the region will help guests satisfy their cookout cravings, offering “Flavors of Summer in the City” themed menus of grilled, smoked, and spiced dishes. Participating restaurants will offer mouthwatering grilled, smoked, and spiced offerings for $11, $22, or $33, varied by location. BBQ & Grilling Week culminates in the 25th Annual Giant National Capital Barbecue Battle, which takes place along Pennsylvania Avenue NW on Saturday, June 24 and Sunday, June 25, complete with cooking contests, live music, and beverage gardens.

The full list of participating restaurants will be available before BBQ & Grilling Week at, where guests will be able to book experiences and search for restaurants by neighborhood. RAMW will partner with USO of Metropolitan Washington-Baltimore for the inaugural BBQ & Grilling Week, with many participating restaurants choosing to donate a portion of their BBQ & Grilling Week specials to the non-profit. Guests will also be able to sign up for RAMW’s Diner Rewards Program through before June 19 to enjoy access to exclusive gift card giveaways in the weeks leading up to BBQ & Grilling Week.

BBQ & Grilling Week specials - $11, $22, $33 (varies by location)

Monday, June 19 - Sunday, June 25
Hours of operation for participating restaurants vary.

About Restaurant Association Metropolitan Washington (RAMW):
The Restaurant Association Metropolitan Washington (RAMW) is the regional trade association representing restaurants and the foodservice industry in the Washington, DC Metropolitan Area. Established in 1920, RAMW is an advocate, resource and community for its members. The Association works to promote and sustain the growth and development of the industry while providing its members legislative and regulatory representation, marketing and small business support, programming and events. RAMW strives to serve its members with professionalism and integrity, and provide them the training, education and support they need to grow a successful business.

About Giant National Capital Barbecue Battle:
This year’s Giant BBQ Battle will take place on both Pennsylvania Avenue and Constitution Ave, NW between 3rd and 7th Streets. The usual street noise will be replaced by the sounds of powerful vocals and soulful melodies with 30 bands performing on 3 stages. To round out the family fun there will be special attractions like the World’s Largest Traveling Grill, Nathan’s Competition Eating contests, Washington’s sports teams and much more. The Giant BBQ Battle has received numerous awards and titles over the years including being named “One of Five Can’t Miss Summer Festivals in the Country” by CNN, a “Top 10 BBQ Event” by the Travel Channel, “One of America’s Best BBQ Competitions” by Saveur Magazine, and “An Event Worth Traveling to” by the American Bus Association. The 2017 Giant National Capital Barbecue Battle is heating up to be the biggest & best yet, so block off the weekend of June 24th and 25th and prepare the whole family for DC’s favorite festival of feasting & fun.

About USO of Metropolitan Washington-Baltimore:
USO of Metropolitan Washington-Baltimore is a nonprofit 501© (3) organization chartered by Congress and dedicated to serving those who serve, and their families in Washington D.C., Maryland and Northern Virginia. It is through the generous financial support of individuals and organizations in the local community that USO-Metro can fulfill its mission. With the help of thousands of devoted volunteers, USO-Metro provides programs and services for active duty troops and their families at area military hospitals, six USO Centers, four USO airport lounges and a Mobile USO. Signature programs and services include holiday programs like Turkeys for Troops and Project USO Elf, emergency housing and food assistance, and caring for our wounded, ill and injured troops and their caregivers.