...saying that labor costs can be held down by not having it cooked slowly over a wood fire by a sullen man with a squint was like saying that a symphony orchestra would be cheaper without the violins.

— Calvin Trillin

Feeding a Yen

Smoke Daddy's Review of Harveys Barbeque Pit

<<Note: Harvey's closed after serving lunch on June 21st, 2001.  The BBQ Tours Crew was there.>>

MAIN FARE:Harveys Crew

  • Rib (baby back) - This is a good rib. Not too crusty on the outside.  Salt is prominent in rub with a hint of spice. Good flavor in the meat.  Nice texture and not too fatty... I'm definitely gonna get all the meat off these bones!
  • Brisket - Just a touch dry today.  Thin smoke ring, but smoke flavor still comes through. 
  • Sausage - Heavy garlic.  German-style bologna? Has an interesting 'tang'.

OTHER FARE:

Harveys Line

  • Beans - Good.
  • Potato Salad - Mustard-based, but creamy.
  • Jalapeno, pickles, and white bread slices
  • Large (big gulp sized) cups of milk available here

ATMOSPHERE:

  • Building built in the 1930's as the Union Bower Methodist Church
  • Only open for lunch on Tue-Fri
  • Walter "Harvey" whittles as a hobby, and the place is full of his knick-knacks for saleHarveys Pit
  • The service line is slow, but the meat is worth the wait
  • Toothpicks on the tables is a nice touch
  • Joe Pat (current owner) created and smoked the famous "six-legged turkey" for John Madden's Turkey Leg Awards on Thanksgiving Day games
  • Announced that they are closing at the end of June

 

Main Fare: 
7
Other Fare: 
7
Atmosphere: 
9

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