Jennifer Cole

A Vegetarian’s Take On Kosher Barbecue

by Jennifer Cole It’s 12:30 p.m. on a Monday afternoon. Still tired and weary-eyed from the weekend, hungry business people stumble out of the office and into the sunshine for everyone’s favorite part of the day: lunch. Some venture next door to the nearest Subway shop for a quick and light bite, while others roll up their sleeves and chow down on southern-style BBQ ribs with a side of cornbread. No, this isn’t Texas—or even the Midwest for that matter. This is North Bethesda, MD, located just outside of Washington, D.C. and surrounded by a fine dining and shopping metropolis. With a Whole Foods down the road and a metro station around the corner, Blue Star House of Beef, Burgers, BBQ, is anything but the hole-in-the-wall dive that the name might suggest. To add to this oddity, diners...

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