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

You can put all of the sauce on it you want, but you still have to master the art of cooking barbecue.

— 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