D.C. inhabitants who have not nevertheless tasted the masterfully smoked, high quality-minimize brisket 2Fifty Texas BBQ sells out of its home base in Riverdale Park, Maryland, will before long be able to do so from within metropolis lines. CEO Debby Portillo and Fernando González, her barbecue-obsessed husband, have struck a deal with the mega developers at Edens to function a food stuff stand offering their critically acclaimed Hill Country-model barbecue inside of the Union Market food hall in Northeast.
The foodstuff corridor stall will work with a condensed menu of meats, sandwiches, and sides under the name 2fifty’s, which is envisioned to open inside of Union Sector by mid-May perhaps. The enterprise is inquiring consumers to RSVP for the grand opening at the new locale applying a Google sort, and a lot more updates will be posted to a new Instagram web page for 2fifty’s.
“Union Industry shares our check out of focusing on quality,” Portillo states in a assertion offered to Eater. “We have been born on a 10x10ft [space] at our local farmers marketplace, so we are acquainted with this kind of setting.”
Just after opening in Prince George’s County just under a calendar year back, 2Fifty Texas BBQ drew immediate see from neighborhood media and landed the coveted No. 1 place on Washington Article food items columnist Tim Carman’s annual barbecue rankings. González’s studious technique to Texas barbecue, determination to cooking solely with wooden fires, and final decision to source from hugely respected beef purveyors all element into the closing product. In the course of the pandemic, when finding beef could be a challenge, the corporation commenced obtaining key briskets from Creekstone Farms, in Kansas, and “American wagyu” briskets from Snake River Farms in Idaho. Beef ribs, St. Louis-type pork ribs, turkey breast, pulled pork, sausage, and other specials are all offered in Riverdale Park together with sides like Central American purple beans that reference the owners’ Salvadoran heritage.
1 of the most important difficulties for Portillo and González has been how to placate buyers who are upset when they locate out the barbecue has sold out for the day. The current arrival of a 1,000-gallon, direct-move smoker from Georgia-centered producer Primitive Pits lets 2Fifty to ramp up creation to serve the second company.
González tells Eater all the barbecue will journey from the Riverdale Park headquarters to the Union Current market stall, where it will be held in a new proofing cabinet with humidity and heat management in advance of staying sliced to purchase.
“It’s a 16 [minute] experience from right here and we have been performing difficult prototyping and checking almost everything for months,” he claims in a textual content information. He suggests 2fifty’s will begin out with minimal possibilities and hrs, and the organization is seeking for employees to employees the D.C. locale.