Big Ed's Buzzard Barbecue in Santa Clara
The latest in a seeming string of brick and mortar BBQ restaurants founded by competition teams, Big Ed's Buzzard Barbecue, opened its doors today. In fact, just 10 minutes ago when I called to confirm. It's serving lunch from 10:30a to 2:00p.
Please post if you try it.
Big Ed's Buzzard Barbecue
807 Aldo Avenue
Santa Clara CA 95054
Haven't been in yet in person. My brother stopped by today and brought me a sampling of ribs and brisket.
He bought a whole slab and asked them to not cut it into individual ribs. A whole slab is only $21.95 ($16.95 for half). Not that closely trimmed with more than an inch of rib tip gristle end left on. Delicious non-sweet rub and just the right amount of smoke for me. Tender but a little on the dry side, but nearly all ribs lose moisture after they cool down.
The brisket, some slices and a lot of loose debris, has very good flavor. On the dry side too but I bet it would be fine if eaten on site right after it's sliced.
William asked for the sauce on the side. He got the spicy one, which is medium-hot. William also tasted the medium, and felt it was not spicy enough.
I didn't get to taste the sides. He ordered the spicy mac n cheese and the beans, both acceptable. The beans had a lot of bits of meat.