I don't like food that's too carefully arranged; it makes me think that the chef is spending too much time arranging and not enough time cooking. If I wanted a picture I'd buy a painting.

— Andy Rooney

bkarau's Review of Carls Barbecue

  • Coleslaw: MEdium to fine chop. Low spice & weak taste.
  • Potato Salad: Randall's
  • Sausage: Good raw materials; casing, texture, flavor, etc., but no value added from cooking.
  • Beans: Pintos: Flat and a bit soft.
  • Spare Rib: Heavy brown sugar rub. Tasty, but not smoked.
  • Pork Loin: Brown sugar rub. Sweet, moist, firm, and very nice. Could be smokier - almost baked.
  • Brisket: Firm, good ring, medium bark. A bit dry and tough. Serviceable.
  • Atmosphere: Good scorching asphalt. Nice interior - a little restauranty, but many dead animals and good use of corroded and galvanized steel.
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