I love family owned places, so fitting that this was my brother-in-law Andy's contribution to the blog...he and my sister Alicia stumbled upon this place and are now (VERY) frequent customers!
Opened by 2 brothers from North Carolina and now nestled in picturesque Northern Virginia, it's located right on the Washington & Old Dominion bike trail and apparently bikers love bbq because a TON of them were chowing down when we visited!
The place is super casual...I mean, we're talking about 5-6 DIFFERENT dining sets in their dining room...get that people...the table and chair sets don't match (!)...but it really does add to their charm.
Pulled pork is what Carolina Brothers is known for...(they even get their pigs from North Carolina and smoke them in huge pits right in front of the restaurant!!)...and you better believe a pulled pork sandwich is what I got!...and so glad I did because this is By FAR the best pulled pork sandwich
I have ever had (!!)…the hickory smoked meat is perfectly tender and I really appreciate the fact that it’s not drowning in sauce…(Carolina Brother's has a REALLY GOOD vinegar based sauce and deviates from the usual sweet sauced, run-of-the-mill pulled pork sandwich)...they add just enough so you get the chance to taste all of the spices that add to the pork's flavor, but doesn't take away from it's texture.
A sandwich is only $4!! You can’t beat it! Not to mention they are such nice people! (One of the brothers gave us a personal tour of the pits and even posed for a pic!) An absolute "must go" when in the DC/VA area!
*I would like to take this moment to apologize, in print, to my fabulous sister for not bringing her a sandwich back after we scarfed ours (she was SO mad...oops!!) Love you A!
Carolina Brothers Pit Barbeque:
20702 Ashburn, VA 20147