Welcome back to Eater Scenes, where Eater photographer Rey Lopez captures the vibe at special restaurant destinations in D.C. at a very specific time of day. Here, the focus is on barbecue joint Fat Pete's, which has plans to expand to College Park and beyond.
It's no secret that Fat Pete's, located at 3407 Connecticut Ave. NW since 2014, is one of D.C.'s favorite destinations for barbecue. The Cleveland Park restaurant shies away from focusing on one particular style of barbecue. Instead, dishes show influence from everywhere from North Carolina to Texas to even the Midwest. Burnt ends, brisket (smoked and rubbed for 18 hours), smoked turkey, and even smoked tofu can all be found at the destination.
Diners head there for the meats, but can also catch the game, grab a beer, or take their barbecue to go. Take a look at the scene on a recent weekend above, and even peer right into the restaurant's workhouse smoker.
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