smokin' joes, brighton center
Went to Smokin' Joe's a new BBQ place replacing Seoul Garden on Washington street in Brighton Center. I really wanted to like this place because good BBQ in my neghborhood would be a dream come true. It was fair but doesn't challenge Blue Ribbon for BBQ of choice in the area. We had an appetizer of jalepeno poppers which were OK and a 1/3 rack of ribs with dirty rice and collards. The ribs were tender but lacked smoke (ironic considering the name of the place). The collards were tasteless but the dirty rice was quite good and the highlight of the meal. Beer was warm and salad a little wilted suggesting a refrigeration problem. Price for the small rib dinner was $10. They've just opened so they may still be working out the kinks. I'll try them again but not a hopeful start.