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RUB must haves and must avoids?

Trying to put together a small (ish) buffet for some friends, using RUB's takeout. I personally love their ribs, but was hoping to solicit opinions for must adds -- and must avoids -- in both meat and side categories. Thanks!

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  1. BBQ Bacon Chunks (not healthy), Pulled pork, and BBQ boneless ribs.

    Can you tell I am a fan of pork!

    1. Pulled pork, brisket and burnt ends are the best of the lot. Poultry turns out dry. Onion strings are always super greasy, but I always get them as a side anyway. Bacon chunks would convert Osama bin Laden to Christianity.

        1. re: kelea

          Second the Deep Fried oreos,pulled pork and burnt ends. Adding the baked beans and grab some Shiner Bock beer as well!

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          1. re: roze

            I'm all about the burnt ends and baked beans. The onions strings are gut busters. One order is enough for 2-3 people.

        2. Wings and sausage. Burnt ends are great, too, but best eaten on the spot.

          1. their burnt ends used to be good but the quality has really suffered at rub. theyre incredibly gristly these days. their pulled pork is still solid but heavy, their bbq chicken is surprisingly moist and good.

            the only side i like is their baked beans which happen to be the best in the city if you ask me.

            these days, i think the quality is at hill country for bbq