Cathy Jett is the assistant business editor at The Free Lance-Star, and specializes in covering the area's retail scene.
It’s burgers for ‘cue at BBQ Post 401
Nelson Head, “commanding officer” of the popular Dixie Bones barbecue restaurant in Woodbridge, tickled me with his delicious sense of humor when he established BBQ Post 401 last April in Westwood Shopping Center.
“Residents of Fredericksburg, Va., only 30 miles south of our headquarters, are requesting our assistance in elevating barbecue to its rightful place in the historic Southern town,” he said at the time.
Now Head has kicked his public relations campaign up a notch by declaring a a tongue-in-cheek “all-out war on the average burger.”
Locals are urged to free themselves from their “attachment to fat-filled, pitiful, thin patties” by trading in fast-food quarter pounders for hickory-smoked ‘cue, thereby elevating the Post’s barbecue “to its rightful position in the Southern community of Fredericksburg.
“We know this will be a tough uphill battle,” Head declared in a press release about the campaign. “We’re outnumbered, but we will prevail.”
If you take up his challenge, be forewarned. There’s a limit of one exchange per visit.