When I'm trying new barbecue, I always try to find that good thing to say. But sometimes, the best I can do is say, 'Well, they've got good rolls' or 'They got good ice tea.' Anyone in the know will understand what that means.

— Mike Mills

Peace, Love, and Barbecue

ssweeney's Review of Hammonds B-B-Q

Tour: 
Joint: 
  • Spare Rib: Full spare, with loads of pecan-smoke flavor. Sweet rub with plenty of black pepper on the finish. Smoke flavor is too strong… tasting some creosote here. Very good rib, except for the smoke 'tang'.
  • Dessert: Pecan pie: OUTSTANDING!
  • Beans: Standard pintos
  • Potato Salad: Mustard based. Good dill pickle flavor.
  • Coleslaw: Crispy chunk leaf; good.
  • Hot Link: Good link with a delayed-action spice that stays and stays.
  • Sausage: Mmm; Pecan smoke is GOOD on the sausage!
  • Brisket: Chunks of brisket; Moist & Tender. Good meat/smoke balance, but all of the bark has been trimmed off… darn.
  • Atmosphere: The Duke; sawdust & picnic tables; good pits; friendly service
Main Fare: 
6.7
Other Fare: 
7.3
Atmosphere: 
8