Best Barbecue with a Side of Jingoism: Mission BBQ

3701 Boston St., (443) 955-6807,

Ever wonder what it’s like to be smacked in the face with the American flag? Walk into Mission BBQ and you’ll get the idea. While the barbecue is excellent, it’s the side of faux patriotism that bothers us, even our staffer who’s a U.S. Army vet. You can donate to military causes like the Wounded Warrior Project quietly and behind the scenes, or you can let your diners know about it by plastering the walls with your causes. It’s kind of crass to take “patriotism” and turn it into a marketing plan for your meat. We’ll take a pulled pork sandwich, please but hold the Fox News bullshit.

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