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Weird, Great Ribs In Voorhees

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  • Bilmo Sep 13, 2000 04:55 PM
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There's a place in Voorhees, NJ (NJ suburb of Philadelphia) called The Coop. I think it's part of a small local chain. They're locally famous for their Buffalo wings (which in my opinion are the best in the area). But what I really love are the ribs.

They're roasted on a rotisserie, I believe, and not barbecued or smoked. There is seasoning sprinkled generously on them, but not like the "dry ribs" in Memphis. Seems to me to be just salt, pepper, and I think, MSG. But they have the most luscious porky taste. Not tender, rather chewy, and juicy and oily, too. But that flavor! They will offer to put barbecue sauce on them, or give some on the side. Refuse the sauce. They are perfect as is. Just think of it more like roast pork before pigs were put on a diet, rather than traditional rib barbecue. One warning, though: Every so often, it seems they omit the seasoning altogether. I guess it depends on who makes them.

The sides are all awful, and as I said, the wings are excellent, and the atmo is non-existent. Typical fast food type of restaurant, most business is take-out, but they have a fairly large dining area to the side with a large screen TV.

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