New 'cue near Gettysburg
Just came back from a good Texas-style barbecue meal north of Gettysburg.
Hoffman's Bar-B-Que Shop, 2194 Biglerville Rd. (Rt. 34), about 4 miles north of the center of town.
Open only 3 days a week (Thurs. - Sat.), 11-7
Wife and I both had the brisket sandwich plates. The meat had great flavor from the smoker, and was trimmed very lean -- not overly fatty as some BBQ brisket can be. The tomato-based sauce (optional) was sweet and slightly spicy. I also had the chili -- no beans, lots of heat, with nice flavor. The 3 sides we tried (beans, apple crisp, smoked potato) were all good. First time I'd had a smoked potato -- essentially a baked potato cooked in the smoker -- and it was quite nice.
Family place. Owner Paul works the register, wife Debbie does a lot of the cooking, and their daughter does the baking.
No tables (they said they're thinking of adding some, and there's a picnic table outside -- but hey -- it's winter!). So, eat in your car, or there's a bench inside if you can balance the go-tray on your lap (which we did).
If you want ribs, you have to go on Saturday. It's Thursday, so we couldn't try them. The every day meats are: Pulled Pork, Sausage, and the aforementioned Brisket. Thursday it's also Meat Loaf, Friday it's Chicken.
If you're coming from Gettysburg, take Business 15 North from the center of town, and stay straight on 34 North when Business 15 turns off to the right near Gettysburg College. If you're watching the numbers on the mailboxes to find the place, be aware that though the mailboxes are on the right, the place is on the left, set back from the road, and easy to blow by if you're going too fast.