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norah_j Sep 2, 2009 07:46 PM

anyone here have any thoughts or reviews on this place? have heard a few good things, looking forward to checking it out this weekend... any reccomendations on what to get?

  1. Steve R Sep 3, 2009 06:49 AM

    I've liked the brisket but others insist that it's better at Hill Country. I suggest that you look at the meats and ask them what they think are the winners that night. It really does change, although I havent had any meats there that I didnt like enough to devour. However.... the sides, in my opinion, suck. It's a real problem for me & probably why I dont go back more regularly. The alcohol, on the other hand, is a major strength (particularly the bourbon) and makes me regret not going often enough. Have fun.

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      oystersallday Sep 3, 2009 08:53 AM

      i totally agree with steve. the sides do suck in a big way. i have liked the the brisket, the pulled pork and the ribs in the past. they also have a great bourbon collection and a decent tap at generally reasonable prices.

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        MarcInSunnysideGardens Sep 3, 2009 10:00 AM

        You know, I've seen a few negative opinions on the sides and I haven't had that experience. I really adore the potato salad and I know others who like it, as well as the baked beans. That said, I don't really go to bbq places for the sides.

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        norah_j Sep 3, 2009 01:39 PM

        thanks for the tips... ideally i would like to try a lil bit of everything... i heard from friends great reviews, and was told to get something that was like a fried mashed potato ball? similar to potato croquettes but not really. thats how they explained it to me... i think ill go for the brisket and ribs and wing it on the sides since they seem to be hit or miss.

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        kiteIess Sep 3, 2009 07:34 AM

        I went last week and really enjoyed it. Definitely make sure you go a little bit off-hours because it gets crazy in there and they're not nearly as efficient as Hill Country. Great meat though, cant speak as highly about the sides.

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          bhill Sep 3, 2009 08:56 AM

          Everything on the menu is pretty good. Last time I was there the brisket was a tad dry and the big winner was the Angus boneless ribs. The pulled pork is always awesome. As for the sides, the beans are delicious and I do like the German potato salad- if anything just for a little change in texture, though it's always the last thing left on the tray.

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            selenster Sep 9, 2009 12:55 PM

            the bought in spicy sausages are really good - i convinced a vegetarian to eat one, that's how good they are. the sides are terrible - weird broccoli salad, overly gingery german potato salad, and crappy potato chips. i haven't gone in a year and i live a few blocks away. telling sign. oh, i was vegetarian last year.

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              MarcInSunnysideGardens Sep 10, 2009 09:14 AM

              Yeah, I think the telling sign is that you were a vegetarian last year.
              I appreciate BBQ up here is better than it used to, but it's a bit like the bourbon (in most liquor stores) situation: it's clear that it's just not much of a bourbon town. Once again, we're looking at a review of a BBQ joint where the complaint is about the sides? Only in New York.

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                selenster Sep 10, 2009 09:53 AM

                hey, having a great roster of sides accents just how awesome a restaurant is. that broccoli salad is weird, overly vinegary and an alarming shade of olive.

            2. NYJewboy Mar 27, 2013 07:01 AM

              They do not know how to trim their meats. It is greasy, fatty, and rather disgusting. They also need more smoke and spice. All in all, I hate it, and I am a pathological BBQ lover.

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