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Jan 8, 2009 07:03 PM

MSP: Brickhouse BBQ struggling

Stopped in for ribs with a buddy tonight, and the place was dead. Struck up a conversation with the owner, and they're on their last breath. Business has apparently dropped off since Thanksgiving. Too bad, as I love the naked Beef Ribs. If you like this place, better get there while you can; it may not make it through the winter.

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  1. I've never even heard of it. Where do I find this place?

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    1. re: GutGrease

      here's a thread on brickhouse with place link. i tried their bbq and thought it was solidly good. hope the place can survive, as msp is in dire need of good bbq-- heck even *decent* bbq, and as mentioned in the thread, the north side of mpls is in dire need of successful restaurants. january/february is the killing season for little indie restaurants and food establishments, lots of people pack it in either right after the holidays, or at tax time, when it's clear they can't continue :(

      Brickhouse BBQ
      4330 Lyndale Avenue N, Minneapolis, MN

    2. My mom and I had breakfast there a couple of weeks ago and it was really good. I know it's hard to screw up bacon and eggs, but it's surprising how many do. This place is good. I've heard good things about the BBQ too.

      1. If the "N" in the address is off putting, you can get to the Brickhouse quickly off 94. Take the Dowling exit or the one just north of it. and travel on Lyndale to the address. I've had wonderful burgers, chicken, and the BBQ is awesome.

        The have a big menu. Something for everyone.
        Thanks SK, for your support of their BBQ.

        1. Good news. Stopped in on Thurs, and the owner said business is picking up. I've been telling him he needs a bike night ala Yarussos or Delanos for the summer.

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          1. re: mech_e

            I was in a few weeks back and I enjoyed it thoroughly. The ribs were tender and meaty. I will definitely be going back.

            1. re: BigE

              Wow. Just came back from a late lunch/early dinner. The beef ribs have totally readjusted my expectations. I've never had any that was so juicy and flavorful. The edges tasted like jerky -- the seasoning was wonderful. The pork ribs were a little dry, but that may be because we showed up at 4:30 pm.

              Definitely on my list for BBQ favorites.

          2. husband loves bbq ribs... sounds like a good place to try!

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            1. re: Ummm

              I had a 2 days business trip and came back to reheat the beef ribs last night. It wasn't a dream. They were spectacular out of the microwave.