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I have to order Virgil's - not happy about it - any suggestions?

adam May 1, 2007 01:30 PM

We're ordering in from Virgil's at work. I really don't like it - the acrid taste of what I can only assume is liquid smoke is generally overwhelming, and disappointing, since even a decently smoked piece of meat really does hit the spot for me.

Is there anything that's not too bad on the menu? What do people like?

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    traceybell May 1, 2007 09:16 PM

    I like their pulled pork sandwich with coleslaw, macaroni and cheese, and hush puppies with maple butter. Also like their mashed potatoes.

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    1. re: traceybell
      harrison May 2, 2007 09:19 AM

      that's my order there exactly..without the mashed potatoes.

    2. Sommelier May 1, 2007 01:39 PM

      Virgil's does not use liquid smoke. This comes to me from several friends who are managers with Virgil's, past & present, and with the parent company. Sorry if you don't like it, but their pork, beef & lamb are at least as good as I've had in a bunch of cities, south of New York, "famous" for their barbecue.

      Try a chicken fried steak with cream gravy, along with mashed potatoes and stewed okra. No smoke there.

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      1. re: Sommelier
        fsd1116 May 1, 2007 07:54 PM

        Try the barbeque salad.

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