FOOD: Free Famous Food for FIRSTFriday
August 5, 2011
Falls Church Times Staff
The long awaited opening of Famous Dave’s Barbeque is just weeks away but just in time for First Friday, Famous Dave’s is making some of its famous ribs available for Free during this month’s First Friday events. Famous Dave’s has been renovating the former Original House of Pancakes in the Broaddale shopping center to accommodate its on-premise real pit smokers where the BBQ will be slow-smoked for up to 10 hours over smoldering hickory wood.
For this month’s FIRSTFriday events, Wilbur the Pig (Famous Dave’s mascot) and Famous Dave’s FAMOUS staff will be hosting a sampling of the Famous Dave’s award-winning ribs at two free rib-tasting events. Ribs can be sampled during the FIRSTfriday event at 111 Park Ave. on August 5th starting at 6:00 PM and in then again in the parking lot of the coming-soon Falls Church Famous Dave’s location at 370 W. Broad Street on August 6th at 12:00 PM.
For those who don’t know the chain of Famous Dave’s, it was founded by Dave Anderson, just a “guy” with a passion for BBQ. Dave launched a 25-year cross-country trek to find the best regional BBQ recipes in the country before opening the first Famous Dave’s in Hayward, WI in 1994. The company owns and franchises 183 restaurants in 37 states. Famous Dave’s has won over 500 national and regional awards for everything from best ribs to best Bar-B-Que sauce, including the People’s Choice Award at the 2011 Great American Rib Cook-Off in Cleveland and the People’s Choice Award at the 2011 National Capital Barbecue Battle in Washington, D.C., for the sixth year in a row.
There will be other free tastings later in the month, along with promotions and a grand opening ceremony, so if you don’t get your free famous food this weekend, keep an eye out for other free famous food later!
Famous Dave’s will also be launching a promotion to involve local City of Falls Church residents to determine what makes Falls Church “Famous”. So put on your thinking caps for “famous” ideas! Of course, I will saying it is our award winning Falls Church Farmers Market!
By Kathleen Nixon
August 5, 2011