United BBQ in Providence- Eugh.. eugh.. eugh
So, tonight, the family decided to try United BBQ, which has opened it's doors. All I have to say is Eugh.... Eugh.. Eugh. I had rice and Beans, there was no flavor at all just bland beans with a touch of rice. No Spice, No tang... nothing. Kids, had some sides Cheese and Macaroni,,,, which was more macaroni and very little cheese. Corn off the cob, which was mushy corn and mushy peppers and onions all mixed together. Yuck, even they did not eat it and they love corn! Coldslaw, consisted of shredded cabbage and carrots, I could not find dressing at all! My children also shared a pair of very dry and flavorless tamales, The chicken inside was dry,overcooked and not seasoned.
Cornbread was dry, flavorless and filled with corn which did not add to the bread. It seemed they grilled it but still it was yuck.
Husband had a half rack of the Memphis ribs and they were good. I'm not fond of Memphis ribs and I ate 2. Partly because they were good and also because they were the only thing that tased good.
Dinner cost us over 40 dollars and at those prices and lack of quality we won't be running back.
Owner asked us how the food was and we told him about the sides and all he said was "sorry" hope you'll try us again. No offer to take anything off the bill or such.
Oh well! We had such hopes for a decent place other than LJ's
Agreed. Its pretty bad, espescially the sides. The actualy meats are ok but not worth going to except for takeout if you are close by and have an urge for brisket or pulled pork. Its actually really cheap compared to most bbq like LJs etc... The sides though are pretty deadly, its embarassing. Overall the place is a mess but the meats are edible and cheap and if your loking for a quick bbq fix on the east side its not too bad. Its certainly not a place that I would look forward to going to though.
interesting thought, thanks for your insight. I have to rty it my self. just to see.I get the summer blues in the winter and pop a butt on the grill for long hours bbq is a total labor of love long and slow is the way to go. Nothing beats North Carolina pulled pork with slaw on top, cold beer fresh home made pickles, buttery corn bread all the multi course restaurants can take lessons. fun time
I have never been to United BBQ as for review's I never let them sway me either way we all have different tastes anyway. Now, I am a Certified Kansas BBQ Judge plus the coporate chef for a major smoke house company from Oklahoma I have been lucky to have competed in the American royal Open BBQ championship in KC. 475 teams compete I have been lucky to have tasted bbq from just about every western place I have never seen nor heard of Mac and cheese, red beans and rice not even baked beans in any restaurant. Beckys in Newport is pretty good. When you get spoiled having tasted it from Texas,KC, Memphis, Oklahoma,Arkansas there is no real bbq around here. Long and slow is the way to go. I am glad I have some sory of handle on it.
Best of luck in your quest.