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bkarau's Review of Sonny Bryans Smokehouse | "Show us your pits"

I won't even sell somebody a barbecue unless they get cole slaw. If they want a barbecue and they don't want cole slaw, there's something wrong with that person.  It all goes together. You've got to have cole slaw and hush puppies with barbecue.

— Wilber Shirley

Peace, Love, and Barbecue

bkarau's Review of Sonny Bryans Smokehouse

  • Atmosphere: Surrounded by scalding black asphalt at 10:30 am - nice. The structure is a model of marginal capital expansion - everything is grafted (poorly) onto the concrete block base. I love the schoolroom seating. ZZ Top comes on the radio as we order - the tour is underway! Presentation is on plastic plates - there is a good-sized smudge on mine of unknown origin.
  • Sausage: Very soft and homogeneous. Texture is almost storebought. Slight spice but otherwise unremarkable.
  • Beef: Tender. Dark but shallow ring. Sauce drowned the flavor - in our rush to get started we neglected to specify that it be put on the side.
  • Spare Rib: Very tender. Good flavor, but again the sauce is overpowering.
  • Coleslaw: Thick cabbage, thin creamy sauce. Just a slight twang - like the sausage it seems designed not to offend.
  • Beans: A bit unique - slightly sharp and bitter - very tasty but a bit overcooked.
  • Overall: A classic joint.
  • Potato Salad: No different than Tom Thumb grocery.
Main Fare: 
6.3
Other Fare: 
4.6
Atmosphere: 
6.4