One of these days they'll get me.  They'll make me change my way of cooking, and when they do, that'll hurt my product. The style of barbecue we have here in Lexington is very unique. I think it will start to fade away.

— Wayne Monk

Owner, Lexington Barbecue as quoted in Smokestack Lightning

bkarau's Review of Hickory Fare Bar-B-Que

  • Atmosphere: Near RR tracks and a donut shop with a good pile out back, but the structure looks too code compliant. Inside there are lots of signed pictures, but many are of ice skaters (?!?!). The sound of a deep fryer, presence of tablecloths, and general cleanliness flag this as a non-joint.
  • Coleslaw: Very light in both cut and sauce, but little flavor.
  • Sausage: Very sweet. A bit chewey, but not too pasty.
  • Sauce: Tangy, but not overbearing.
  • Spare Rib: Good at first bite, but then become spongy and bland, Possibly boiled?
  • Beef: Good texture, but little flavor.
  • Potato Salad: Almost textureless.
  • Beans: Pinto beans are OK, but a bit mushy.
  • Beans: Serviceable baked beans.
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