Woodbridge, VA. (PRWEB) December 9, 2009
Situated just off I-95 in Woodbridge, Virginia, Dixie Bones is a place where locals and weary travelers alike gather to enjoy the simple pleasures of Southern pit barbeque and receive warm, friendly service in a laid-back atmosphere. All guests are treated like members of the family by owner Nelson Head and his staff. The Dixie Bones menu offers Nelson's favorite Southern staples - ribs, pulled pork, beef brisket, chicken and numerous sides - collard greens, macaroni and cheese, coleslaw, potato salad and cornbread - just to name a few. The pies and bread pudding are delicious. During the holidays, those who want to share Dixie Bones fare with their friends and family may special order a full holiday meal of turkey or ham - complete with dessert.
Born and raised in Alabama, Nelson has a natural passion for cooking traditional Southern foods. Self-taught, his techniques were perfected looking on in his own kitchen as others cooked - and they cooked often, especially during the holidays. For more than a century, the Head family has been in the food business in the South and Nelson is committed to continuing the tradition by serving the "World's Best BBQ."
Nelson's personality is reflected through the staff and is evident to all those who visit the restaurant. Upon entry, the larger than life persona of "Queen Mother," transplanted Texan Bonnie Crim, welcomes guests by offering hugs, handshakes and meal recommendations. The décor conjures up a sense of familiarity and includes antique typewriters, radios, and Nelson's black and white family photographs. Uniform patches from throughout the country are proudly displayed, serving as a visual reminder of the countless military members and police officers who have visited and continue to visit Dixie Bones.
"The pictures hanging on the wall of my mother, father, grandparents and great uncle remind me every day that we have been providing quality food to others for over 100 years," says Nelson. "They're watching over me so I can watch over the things that are important to my guests, and that's giving them the best slow cooked barbeque and Southern foods they can find. Family is very important to me and my staff, and it gives us great joy to be able to serve Dixie Bones food in our customers homes during Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Years."
All Dixie Bones food is homemade and cooked daily. Using only the finest, freshest ingredients - no microwaves, canned foods or pre-packaged store bought items are found here - experienced cooks make desserts like pies, cobblers, brownies and bread pudding, and fresh side dishes like collard greens, macaroni and cheese, coleslaw, and potato salad. All of these foods are available on the Dixie Bones holiday take-out menu and are made just like their everyday meals - from scratch using the finest ingredients. Continuing to make sure no microwaves are used in the cooking of Dixie Bones meals, Nelson provides a food warming instruction sheet with all take-out orders that outlines how to reheat the food at home using only ovens and stove tops.
Also available on the holiday take-out menu is Dixie Bones' signature real pit barbeque, which is just that, vigilantly slow cooked over hickory logs in their four pits. Customers can choose from four sauces to cover their barbeque, including Nelson's primo vinegar-based sauce for the pork barbeque. Even though customers may have eaten their fill, the Dixie Bones food and hospitality will always leave them with the desire to come back for more.
To view photos of the Dixie Bones restaurant, food and staff please contact Melissa Rivera at 919-956-9400 ext. 211.
About Dixie Bones:
Dixie Bones, named one of the Top 100 Restaurants by Washingtonian magazine, serves homemade Southern comfort foods from its Woodbridge, Va. restaurant. Known for its signature real pit barbeque and family atmosphere, Dixie Bones food is made fresh daily using only the finest ingredients. Named by the Washington Business Journal as one of the top 25 caterers in the Washington, D.C. metro area, Dixie Bones is also available to cater events and special occasions of any size. For additional information, visit http://www.dixiebones.com or call 703-492-2205.