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Sep 23, 2011 12:32 PM

Greenwood MS Ribs

I'm visiting the Delta from Los Angeles. I'd heard that there was good lunch to be had at Hoover's Grocery in the Baptist Town part of Greenwood, so I went there. The grocery has burned down but moved into the laundry down the street. I showed up around noon and asked about lunch. Mr. Hoover, behind the counter, said that they didn't really do hot lunches anymore but he had some ribs if I was interested. I was interested.

They were remarkable. A whole new species of ribs. Moist and juicy and rich red like great country ham on the inside, yet somehow also perfectly charred and crispy on the outside- and fall off the bone tender. They'd been rubbed and the rub was great. There was sauce on the side but it was unnecessary.

It came to $5 for five ribs. Go there. You won't be sorry.

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  1. I'll certainly give it a shot my next time through -- hopefully, that will be next week!

    1. Thanks for the info. Q Ball's has good BBQ.

      Q- Ball's BBQ @ 500 W. Park Ave., Greenwood, MS. 662 - 455 - 9717.