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Smoke Daddy's Review of Laura and Emmies Country Boy | "Show us your pits"

Just like Moses and his people wandered the desert, I've been traveling the back roads of this country on my own journey to the Barbecue Promised Land.  I'd have taken better notes had I known I'd be writing a book.

— Mike Mills

Peace, Love, and Barbecue

Smoke Daddy's Review of Laura and Emmies Country Boy

<<Looks like Larua & Emmie's closed in 2005>>

Barbecue was OK, but we would've left fat and happy if they had served us the soul food first!  The fried fish and fried pork chop plates were OUTSTANDING!

MAIN FARE:Laura and Emmies spread

  • Brisket - Is sliced paper-thin, and displays a nice smoke ring.  It has a lean beef flavor... taste's like Arby's!  Hmmm.
  • Burnt Ends - Tender and smoky.  Not too much salt or spice.
  • Rib - Good meat & rub balance.  Not too salty.  Meat has good color, mild smoke, and nice flavor.  However it is still tough in places.
  • Rib Tips - More tender & flavorful than the rib... but a complex process to eat around the cartilage

OTHER FARE:

Laura and Emmies pit

  • Beans - Smoky with a vinegar tang... large pieces of brisket point.  Good.
  • Potato Salad - Mashed style with chunks of potato and egg.  Mustard, pickles, & celery seeds.  Good.
  • Fried Cabbage - Good southern cooking.
  • Regular Sauce - Bold flavors with plenty of sweetness.  Good balance.

ATMOSPHERE:

  • This is our second attempt... they were out of meat when we arrived last evening
  • Today, we arrive at 1pm and the place is empty - they tell us we are too early (When do they actually have 'Q?)
  • They agree to "hook us up", and provide a nice spread
  • Building looks like a converted DQ or BK
  • Lace tablecloths and a small bar in the back corner
  • "Barbecue and Soul Food"  should've been "Soul Food and BBQ"Laura and Emmies fried fish and pork chop
    • As we were leaving, they gave us two plates of food that blew us away:
    1. Fried Fish
    2. Fried Pork Chop
Main Fare: 
6
Other Fare: 
7
Atmosphere: 
6

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