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Smoke Daddy's Review of Country Tavern | "Show us your pits"

Every joint, from the best to the worst, seems to have people who think the food served there is the very best. Even bad barbecue is somebody's favorite.

— Mike Mills

Peace, Love, and Barbecue

Smoke Daddy's Review of Country Tavern

Joint: 
  • Minus: Nobody allowed back to see the pits (we were told this was a workman's comp issue)
  • Minus: They sauced the ribs!!! Ugh. You'd think we'd learn our lesson and request them 'dry' every time...
  • Spare Rib: Sweet rub - brown sugar. Greasy, greasy... Mmmmm good. Melts in your mouth. Good hickory flavor. These are BIG ribs, too -- I normally associate toughness with ribs this size, but not this time!
  • Brisket: Cut with the grain... almost shedded or 'pulled'. This might be the infamous pot roast cut. But it has been smoked very well.
  • Potato Salad: Mustard! Mushy, but good.
  • Sauce: Sweet and tangy; made on premise.
  • Atmosphere: Table service, linen napkins, stainless silverware, sauce served in a crystal decanter, and even a candle on the table -- this is definitely NOT a 'joint'. However, as restaurant bbq goes, bringing wet towels and toothpicks to the table after the meal was a nice touch.
  • Atmosphere: Funky mix of a tavern, restaurant, and bbq place. Jukebox and dance floor; bar-sized pool table; cool & dark inside, with ice cold Lone Star!
  • Plus: Our waitress offered to shoot the pit - then later came back and followed through on her offer. Nice person... Thank you!

Country Tavern on Urbanspoon

Main Fare: 
9
Other Fare: 
7
Atmosphere: 
7