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44050 Ashburn Village Shopping Plaza
(703)858-7226 (URBAN)
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5566 Norbeck Road, Rockville, MD 20853
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805 Olney Sandy Spring Road
(301)570-3663 (FOOD)
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2007 Chapman Ave.
(240)290-4827 (UBQ)
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10163 New Hampshire Ave.
(301)434-7427 (RIBS)
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Our Story

David Calkins was cooking at J. Paul’s in Georgetown and Lee Howard was managing the nearby Old Glory barbecue restaurant when they decided to strike out on their own in December. As Calkins sums up their motive, “We got tired of making everybody else rich.”

These days, the two friends just want to make everybody who visits their tiny Urban Bar-B-Que Company in Rockville fat and happy. Or so it appears. The fun starts at the counter, where the jolly Howard tosses out suggestions along with a big hello, and continues with commentary from the dashing Calkins, who is not quite behind the scenes in the open kitchen…

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