Blind Boar, Norwood, NJ, anyone been?
Had the chance to go to Blind Boar, new BBQ place in Norwood last week. This is the new home of Jay Lippin of Backwards BBQ, and other BBQ joints in the area. Sorry to say we did not care much for it. Everything was over smoked or sauced. The chili in which the Bergen Record reviewer raved was too sweet for my taste. The cornbread tasted smoked no corn taste. I had the ribs, they were ok. The famous brisket stuffed burger that launched Backwards BBQ was just OK too. The beans were so sweet too, The place is real cute inside and the staff were so nice. I think I will stick with Baileys in Blauvelt.
I had a similar experience a couple of weeks ago. Ribs and pulled pork tasteless. Brisket, however was excellent. Great smoky smell in the foyer of the place (a good sign).
Another downside was the deafening volume of the piped in music in the dining room.
I didn't enjoy Johnny's last time I was there, either... Looks like Bailey's is the current winner in these parts.