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Myron Mixon Pitmaster BBQ fires up new home in Dunn Loring

Myron Mixon Pitmaster BBQ has opened outside the Dunn Loring Metro station (staff photo by Angela Woolsey)

Myron Mixon Pitmaster BBQ is officially cooking at the Dunn Loring Metro station.

The Southern-style barbecue joint launched its new location at 2670 Avenir Place with a soft opening on Dec. 28. Initially limited to dinner service, the restaurant expanded its hours on Sunday (Jan. 7) and is now open from 11:30 a.m. to 8:30 p.m. Tuesday through Sunday.

“The response has been overwhelmingly positive so far. We’re excited to be in our new home,” Myron Mixon spokeperson Michael Psaltis said.

Led by a world championship-winning competitive barbecue team, Myron Mixon Pitmaster BBQ first opened in Old Town Alexandria in August 2016 and decided to open a second location in the Shops at Avenir Place after the previous tenant, District Barbecue, closed last year.

While the move was previously framed as an expansion, Dunn Loring is now the company’s only location after the Alexandria restaurant closed in December. As first reported by FFXnow’s sister site ALXnow, the original location was sold to new owners who are rebranding it as Mystic BBQ & Grill, Psaltis confirmed.

“After several years in Alexandria and even though we’d love Old Town, we decided it was time for a new location,” he told FFXnow by email. “Our Dunn Loring location will be the only place to get Myron Mixon’s award-winning, delicious BBQ in the DC metro area.”

The menu of ribs, pulled pork, brisket and salads is similar to what Myron Mixon offered in Alexandria, but there are some new items, such as a fried chicken sandwich. Sides include fries, cole slaw, collard greens, a loaded potato salad, peach baked beans and mac and cheese.

A grand opening for the Dunn Loring restaurant is expected during the week of Jan. 22. Psaltis says Wednesday, Jan. 24 is the most likely date, but an exact plan is still being determined.

“We’re looking forward to continue to serve our loyal customers in our new home and to serving our terrific food to new customers in our new neighborhood who might not have gotten to our Alexandria location,” Psaltis said.

Myron Mixon BBQ is the third eatery that the Shops at Avenir Place has added in as many months. The Casual Pint opened outside the Dunn Loring Metro station on Nov. 16, and the taiyaki shop Rice Culture arrived on Nov. 30.

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