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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?

  1. 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.

    2. t
      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.

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