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An Arlington Bar Is Breaking Into the Barbecue Scene

William Jeffrey’s Tavern is adding weekly meat specials and boozy frozen drinks

Beer can chicken at William Jeffrey’s Tavern.
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Whereas William Jeffrey’s Tavern has previously turned to ramen and tiki drinks to get people in the door, starting Thursday, July 19, it will lure in locals with smoked meats and boozy popsicles.

The Arlington restaurant’s latest seasonal offering is Billy Jeff’s BBQ, a weekly cookout that management says will include assorted grill fare, southern-style sides, regular and booze-fueled desserts, plus frozen drinks. Core entrees range from Carolina-style pulled pork (served by the ¼ pound) and beer-can chicken (available by the ¼ chicken) to rotating chef’s specials such as pork belly or brisket. Static sides include house slaw, grilled corn, and potato salad, while mac and cheese or baked beans may cycle through. Dessert options include a regular root beer float, as well as one made with a milk stout beer.

Management says the bar is also playing around with boozy Cheerwine popsicles and perhaps a liquor-spiked variation on chocolatey Yoohoo.

The menu additions will be available from noon to 10 p.m. each Thursday — or until the food runs out. Management tells Eater the picnic-y fare will likely stick around well into the fall.

William Jeffrey's Tavern

2301 Columbia Pike, , VA 22204 (703) 746-6333 Visit Website

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