I finally found a source of excellent BBQ in Virginia. It was easy once I knew where to look. Here’s how I succeeded finding good BBQ in Virginia. First I became a participant in a business trip in Norman, Oklahoma. I used Lyft to move from my house to Reagan National Airport. From there I flew to Dallas, Texas and then to the Will Roger’s airport in Oklahoma City, OK. A shuttle ride later and I was comfortably-ensconced at the U.S. Postal Service’s National Center for Employee Development (NCED).
We were hosting our annual State Partnership Program workshop at the NCED for the second year in a row. Because it’s a self-contained full-service conference center once you check in you never have to leave the premises. Last year I took advantage of this but in doing so I missed out on a delicious secret.
Since last year I have heard many stories of BBQ restaurant, just down the road, which is disguised as a gasoline station. I decided this year I would give it a try so during lunchtime on Tuesday I hitched a ride with a colleague to Rudy’s Country Store and Bar-B-Q. It is a gasoline station but inside they serve delicious BBQ. I ate there for two lunches in a row and one dinner. I settled on the “wet” brisket as my favorite.
So the next time you visit Virginia, you know what to do. Find your way to Rudy’s in Norman, Oklahoma. Tell them Datiko sent you.