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Major League Jan 26, 2005 08:09 AM

OK Boys and Girls -
What is the best thing(s) to order at Virgil's Real Barbecue?

Thanks.

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    gwk222 Dec 8, 2007 12:34 PM

    There's not much you can do wrong but I love the fried chicken. Biscts and gravy are great. Bbq nachos are always a hit. I think the collards are real good. I don't love the potato salad. Go with the mac and cheese.

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      elvislives Jan 26, 2005 03:18 PM

      if these have already been mentioned, consider it a "second" :-)...

      musts:
      - hush puppies with maple butter
      - wings
      - cheese grits
      - fried catfish

      dang good:
      - pulled pork
      - fried chicken
      - shrimp po-boy
      - biscuits and gravy

      wash it down with a Lonestar beer

      Link: http://cityrag.blogs.com

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        Evan Jan 26, 2005 10:05 AM

        Hush puppies and a brisket melt

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          a&w Jan 26, 2005 11:36 AM

          Second the hush puppies, which are quite tasty. Can't say I'm a big fan of the ribs, unfortunately.

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          M Jan 26, 2005 09:35 AM

          Wings are a must.

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            Elaine (Snutteplutten) Jan 26, 2005 09:35 AM

            I always eat a lot of the jalepeno popper appetizer. They have no gourmet value. They are fried, not that spicy and the cheese is not high-quality. They are nonetheless really really really enjoyable, and we always end up reordering.

            I also like the mashed potatos and the biscuits w/ honey butter (the biscuits are kinda heavy, but the honey butter is really yummy).

            I don't care for the meat there, but I think you make a carboriffic meal out of the sides.

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              Nancy S. Jan 26, 2005 10:17 AM

              I agree. Sides is the way to go. Also, the vodka lemonade was good.

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              dixieday Jan 26, 2005 09:31 AM

              I liked the pulled pork--it was saucy and yummy, much better than the dry, fatty brisket. Portions are real big.

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                DBT Jan 26, 2005 09:22 AM

                I like the chicken wings.

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                  Striver Jan 26, 2005 09:16 AM

                  Onion rings, Anchor Stream on tap, cheese grits, and lamb.

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                    parkslopemama Jan 26, 2005 01:00 PM

                    I agree about the lamb. It has an interesting mustardy BBQ sauce.

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                    mondaybox Jan 26, 2005 08:44 AM

                    i love their savannah salad ... it has bacon and blue cheese and candied pecans. i've not gotten it for a while though. it is a dinner-sized salad. i also like their pulled pork. i usually get a two meat combo w/ at least one of them being pulled pork. other item for me is usually some kind of ribs. also years ago i used to like the bbq shrimp, that was when i was not eating meat and i'd come w/ a group: 6 jumbo shrimp on a skewer w/ spicy seasoning.

                    sides-wise i like the baked beans, collard green and sometime the mac 'n' cheese or mashed potatoes. oh, for starters i like the hushpuppies w/ maple butter.

                    i anticipate a bbq debate w/ this thread, usually happens, eh? :-)

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