Riverdale Park will be adding another great restaurant to its growing, enviable roster: 250 Texas BBQ is planning to open a brick and mortar restaurant at 4700 Riverdale Road (former location of Dumm’s Corner Market location / next to Dumm’s Pizza, down the block from Town Center Market). From their existing presence in our local community to their delicious food (including vegan and vegetarian options) and to their commitment to hiring and supporting the local deaf and ASL community, we’re really looking forward to 250 Texas BBQ opening their Riverdale Park restaurant doors soon!
Central Texas Style BBQ in Maryland
Whatchuknowabout 250? Apparently, 250 is the magic temperature for smoking meats (read: low and slow = deliciously tender!) according to Debby González, owner of 250 Texas BBQ along with husband and Pitmaster Fernando González.
On any given day, they’re working their low and slow wood fire magic to create authentic Texas BBQ like beef ribs, pork ribs, brisket, sausages, pulled pork, smoked turkey, baked beans to whet our unyielding collective appetites.
“The best brisket I’ve ever had” is along the lines of the reviews happy customers post to their Facebook page. And based on the crowds of folks we’ve seen patiently waiting in line to place an order at their stand at the Riverdale Park Farmers Market, we expect these high accolades to continue at their new spot!
If you’ve been to their spot at the Riverdale Farmers Market or any of the pop-ups they’ve done at Hyattsville’s Maryland Meadworks or Streetcar 82 (just to name a few), you know that they do BBQ well! And you also know that they often have vegetarian and vegan options, like a tasty trumpet mushroom “Veganwich” a while back, served on a potato bun and sweet potato chips.
American Sign Language at 250 Texas BBQ
Debby shared that their planning for the restaurant to become an ASL-friendly venue. Pitmaster Fernanado González is fluent in ASL and has been helping deaf communities in El Salvador and Belize since 1998. They’ve also been in close touch with the deaf community here along Route 1 this past year. Debby noted that they’ve started hiring for the restaurant and are encouraging all who are deaf or ASL fluent to become a part of their team! (DM via their Instagram page here.)
While thee await the opening of their brick and mortar restaurant, you can still get your delish bbq on by checking them out at Riverdale Park Farmers Market every Thursday from 3 to 7pm (and they cater for private and public events).