Anyone been to Hubba Hubba in Hendersonville, NC?
A friend just told about a new barbecue place outside of Hendersonville in Flat Rock called Hubba Hubba. It's supposed to rival 12 Bones. Anyone else been?
I went by this place yesterday early morning. Tis located down behind that block of stores just past the Wrinkled Egg. There is a sign up on Rt-225 but it's easily missed. They were not open when I got there but smoke was coming out of the chimney, A signboard said that for this week their hours are 1100-1500. They also have a menu board outside and there is a window to order and pick up your food. I could not tell if they had inside seating.
Here's more data on this place. Tis located behind the Hand in Hand Gallery which is at 2720 Greenville Highway (NC Rt-225). This is right next to the Wrinkled Egg which is at the intersection of Rt-225 and West Blue Ridge Rd. They opened only 3 days ago and current hours are 1100 AM to 300 PM. Hours will be adjusted when things settle down.
There is no indoor seating but there are decks (one covered) on two of the nearby businesses where you can sit and eat.
They have pork ribs (full slab $20, half slab $11) and sandwiches (pulled pork, pulled chicken, sliced brisket and sliders (?)); plates (pulled pork, pulled chicken) which come with two sides and corn bread; sides (cole slaw, collards, chips, beans) and the usual soft drinks.
I got a half slab and took it home. My order took them about 10 minutes and they were not busy. I don't offer this as a criticism, I think the delay meant that the ribs were not just sitting around getting old. They had to do something to them to get them ready for me.
They were GREAT! My wife, who is a big fan of 12 Bones in Asheville says that Hubba Hubba's rubs are even better.
Ok, tried HH tonight. I will preface all of this by saying that BBQ and all its siblings are a very subjective food family. The type I like, others may not and vice versa, so for the ribs (which were not my favorite) I'll try to explain what they tasted like to me so that you can determine if they are your style or not.
My mom ordered ahead and then stopped by right before 3pm to pick it up. She said she only had to wait about 2 minutes while they assembled/bagged/etc for her to take home. So, pretty quick when you pre-order.
My husband had the brisket plate with sides of baked beans and potato salad. Also comes with a piece of cornbread. I had the 1/2 slab of ribs and added a slice of cornbread. My mom had the pulled pork sandwich and had chips with it. She got some sauce to go for all of us in the little plastic salad dressing-like cups.
My husband said he really liked the brisket. Right up there with some other good ones he's had. He also liked his sides. The potato salad is a little different in that it has some little chopped red pepper and other odds and ends in it. It is a mayonnaise based potato salad. I tried his baked beans and potato salad and really liked both.
I also really liked the cornbread. Being a northern girl, I like mine sweet and this was (but not overly so). It has little bits of corn in it too.
My mom loved her pulled pork sandwich. Plenty of pork. She thought it was odd that they put pickles in the sandwich, but I explained that is not uncommon with pulled pork. If you don't like them, you can easily pull them off.
I liked my ribs "ok". I will explain...I like my ribs to be fall off the bone tender and very moist (pork or beef). These were pork and had a dry rub (which was ok because i could add sauce) and the dry rub had good flavor, but then the ribs were heavily smoked. They were much more "dense" than I prefer (not chewy or tough, but dense, for lack of a better word) and tasted more like ham instead of like roasted pork, if that makes any sense? My husband tried one and agreed (he wasn't crazy about them either). I love ham, but for ribs, I don't like them to be so smoked.
So, consensus was that all was a big hit except the ribs, but I'm sure that is just our personal preference (obviously, ThaiNut's family liked them!). We would all definitely go back. And if anyone tries the two cole slaws (either the "sauteed" or "vinegar"), would be curious how those are - and what they are.
My mom said she thinks the official opening date is sometime in the beginning of June, so I'm sure this is their "sorting out" period. Right now, they are only open Tues - Sat. from 11:00 am - 3:00 pm.
Went this past Friday and loved it!
The pulled pork was terrific. Not the soft (almost pre-chewed) consistency that you get some places. This was like a backyard pig pickin' to me.
Loved the corn bread. The "sauteed slaw" was a greens and onion kind of thing that I enjoyed.
The ribs....ohmygodgood. Thick, terrific dry pepper rub with their chipotle sauce was great. Very meaty.
Now, I would not put them ahead of 12 Bones in the rib department. The slab I got at Hubba Hubba were right up there with the best, but there was only 1 choice (dry rub). There is no way that you can get anything better than 12 Bones' Blueberry ribs and their (12 Bones) choices of rubs and sauces is gonna be very hard to beat.
Absolutely will make Hubba Hubba a regular stop.
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