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

jlandwermeyer's Review of The Swinging Door

  • Plus: Fresh, soft French bread, just like Mom used to make.
  • Beans: Ranch style beans w/ onions and pepper. Basic bachelor food: I don't have to go out to eat for this stuff.
  • Potato Salad: You may want to call this 'Egg-Potato Salad.' But I like it!
  • Coleslaw: For all you Raisenaphobes...beware: thar's raisens in this here 'slaw!
  • Sausage: Moist and tender, but not spicey enough for this Texan
  • Beef Rib: Meat falls off of the bone, and was tasty, but tough.
  • Brisket: Moist and tender, but firm. This was the best item.
  • Sauce: tangy sause w/ Worcestershire flavor
  • Atmosphere: 1970's motife is fully intact. Cheesy stained-glass frames hang over windows, 'wooden' sheet paneling covers the walls. There may be antiques hanging on the walls in this joint...in about 10 years.
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