[tubepress mode=”playlist” playlistValue=”A251C7593CD55A1D” thumbHeight=”80″ thumbWidth=”120″ orderBy=”position” embeddedHeight=”340″ embeddedWidth=”550″ autoshowInfo=”false” showRelated=”false”]Pork Barrel BBQ Competition BBQ Team
The story of Pork Barrel BBQ is similar to the stories of the countless American entrepreneurs who came before us and paved the path to American innovation and prosperity. Our story like theirs is the story of the American Dream.
Our journey down that path began in early 2006 during a heated budget debate in the United States Senate. We were two fatigued Senate staffers working late into the night discussing the late night dinner options on Capitol Hill. While we ordered pizza we dreamed of a delicious plate of smoked meat from one of the numerous legendary BBQ joints back home in Missouri and wished one of these joints would open in Washington, D.C. At the same time we were dreaming of ribs and brisket Senators had engaged in a debate over the merits of earmarks, which are better known in Washington as pork barrel spending projects. At that very moment our dinner conversation merged with the debate over pork barrel spending and an idea suddenly popped into our heads and the foundation was laid for what would become Pork Barrel BBQ.
Two years later, in early 2008, Pork Barrel BBQ remained as nothing more than the idea we had conceived during that late night budget debate in the Senate. Over those two years our boss had lost his bid for reelection and we had gone our separate ways, but we never lost the desire to bring award winning barbecue to Washington, D.C. In the spring of 2008 we decided it was time to dust off our idea and introduce Washington, D.C. to the kind of barbecue we loved growing up in Missouri. We have to give Pork Barrel BBQ a big “Hell Yeah!”