Great Barbecue on Thursdays at the Riverdale Park, Maryland, Farmers Market

The great barbecue is from 2fifty Texas BBQ, which I have reviewed here, and whose quarantine carry-out procedures I’ve detailed here.  The carry-out process is well thought out, careful, safe, and efficient.  And tasty.  This is easily the best barbecue available anywhere in the area, and the brisket is the best for hundreds of miles.

250 tx tray

The only problem is that for now, their current shop is only open on Sunday afternoons.

The good news is that 2fifty Texas also serves their great barbecue on Thursday afternoons at the Riverdale Park Farmers Market, where you can get it fresh, packed, and ready to eat when you get home. The Farmers Market runs from 3:00 to 7:00 Thursdays at 4650 Queensbury Road in, of course, Riverdale Park.  It’s right by the MARC station.  The Market also features local and organic produce and meats, as well as baked goods, cheeses, and ice cream.  Do you really need anything else?

You also can get 2fifty Texas vacuum packed cooked meats daily around the corner from their Sunday shop at Dumm’s Corner.  You can re-heat the meat at home — Doug Jacobson, the Kansas City Barbecue Maven, had excellent results reheating some leftover brisket — or you can just open the pack and eat it cold on your way home.  Nancy loved their smoked turkey, and I plan to get some of that for her future sandwiches on my next trip, along with some of their great sausage, brisket, pork, ribs, and smoked chicken.

Really, friends, Riverdale Park isn’t all that far from you — it’s over toward Hyattsville — and there’s hardly any traffic now.  And you really want to get out of the house and get something that you haven’t already eaten four times during the lockdown.  Grab your mask, gloves, wipes, and hand sanitizer, and hustle on over to the Riverdale Park Farmers Market and safely stock up on some wonderful food.


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