new BBQ in robbinsville
They were at the Italian Festival at Mercer County Park this year and I picked up a platter. Their chicken was really good but the fried brown sugar corn was awesome, can't wait until opening. The prices were reasonable and under $10 but not sure if that was just festival pricing. Menus must be floating somewhere, they had them all over the park.
well, they opened today as promised. stopped by at noon and the place was hopping. there are a few picnic tables.
going tonight with the missus for our first taste. the menu suggests you: 1) pick a meal (salad, sandwich, or platter, 2) pick your sides. with salads you can pick your toppings, dressing and meats. you can also add extra meat ($2.99, toppings ($.49) or a side ($1.99).
sandwiches (all are $5.99) come with cole slaw, pickles or pickled onions. the choices are pulled pork, pulled chicken, Texas-style brisket, smoked turkey, and meat(less) loaf. extra meat is $2.99, extra toppings are $.49 and you can add a side for $1.99.
the platters are $8.99 except for the St. Louis style ribs ($12.99) and brisket ($11.99). other platters are 1/2 smoked chicken, pulled port, smoked turkey, Texas style sausges and meat(less) loaf. They all come with one side and choice of buttermilk biscuit or cornbread. You can add an additional serving of meat for $4.99.
Sides include Mac & cheese, smokehouse baked beans, stewed tomato green beans, cole slaw, tomato cucumber salad, french fries, fried corn on the cob, sweet potato pudding, baked potato, cinnamon baked apples, collard greens, and mashed potatoes and gravy. other additions include Funnibonz BBW potato chips ($2.49), pork rinds ($2.99), pickled jalapeno peppers (2) $.99, pickled onion ($.99) and biscuit/cornbread $.79. there are also a kids meal $4.99 and desserts (sweet potato pie, pecan pie, banana pudding, triple chocolate layer cake, creamy cheese cake - all are $2.99.
you can also purchase meat by the pound or rack, or a wh0oe smoked chicken for $4.99 (which seems like quite the bargain). sides can also be purchased by the pint ($5.99) or quart ($9.99).
the menu also mentions a whole pig - but you have to give 48 hours notice.
looking forward to some reviews..
I thought that I had read opening on the 24th (tomorrow, Sun) in one of the local freebie papers, the one that gets delivered (not The Times). They also have coupons in the valpak mailer or that Mercer County advertising glossy mag with all the coupons that comes once a month or so.
Well, they still don't seem to be open, but they have updated the website.
It now says "Website Under Construction" and "Opening November, 2013". No specific date, no menu. I'm not trying to be snarky, I just want some dynamite barbecue this close (less than 3 miles) from my home.
I really want them to be both good and successful-and I don't think those characteristics need to be mutually exclusive.
MC in Hamilton.