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Hill Country's Backyard Barbecue; A Win for Quench

PENN QUARTER.— Coming this May: Hill Country's Backyard Barbecue. At this pop-up event, visitors will be able to eat Hill Country meats, drink Shiner beers and and sip cocktails on the west lawn of the National Building Museum. There will also be American roots music to go with the cookouts on Friday and Saturday nights. [EaterWire]

AWARDS SEASON— The Maryland Restaurant Association's annual awards were last night, and Rockville's Quench took the award for Best New Restaurant (they were the only DC-area nominee). Bethesda Magazine has more local winners. [EaterWire, BM]

EXPANSION WIRE— Guess who was in town today? The head of Umami Burger, who's spending his burger week hunting for D.C. area sites. Eater National learns more about the chain's impending expansion. [-EN-]

OLNEY— Here's some Burger Week news for the vegetarians among us. A reader singles out Olney's Grillmarx for a stellar veggie burger in Todd Kliman's weekly chat. [Washingtonian]

Hill Country Barbecue Market

410 7th Street Northwest, , DC 20004 (202) 556-2050 Visit Website

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