Hideaway BBQ in Raleigh
Has anyone eaten there or heard anything about it? There's a show coming up there that I'd like to see and I'm wondering if I should plan on dinner there or eat elsewhere. I'm not expecting brilliance or true authenticity out of what looks to be primarily a music venue, just a decent meal.
The on-line menu looks like it's trying to cover too many different types of BBQ, but a few descriptions look as if the person planning the menu has some idea of what he/she is doing.
hey just made a trip to raleigh from wilson and saw that place and was wondering about it also,,,sure looked big,,,will be interested in anyones comments.
I like everything about the Hideaway, except for the food. I've eaten there twice and I probably won't eat there again. I don't eat meat, though, so take my comments with a grain of salt (my husband is a big bbq fan, though, and he was lukewarm to the place too). I do eat fish, and the catfish I ordered on my second visit wasn't cooked through. When asked what sides I wanted with my meal, I asked if the green beans were fresh. I ordered them when I was told they were, but when they were brought out, it was obvious they were canned. Mashed potatoes are out of a box.
That said, the service is friendly and the music is great. The venue is a little awkward since the stage is surrounded by diners. If you're not eating, you have to take in the music from the narrow bar area.
I haven't had the food there yet, but I can tell you that it is a great place to hear *alt.country & outlaw country & bluegrass (that is not the junk you'd hear on the radio basically, see below for linkage)
I know that this is a food board (hell that is why I am here), but for those who are new in town, the Triangle, mostly Raleigh, has a rich history of pumping out some great alt country acts: Whiskeytown & Ryan Adams, Catlin Cary, Tift Merrit, The Vibekillers, Two Dollar Pistols...I can go on.
This is their website: http://www.hideawaybbq.com/ looks like they have a dinner & a show deal as well, look under their calendar.
So even if you aren't fond of the grub, don't dismiss it for a beer & a show!