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Smoke Daddy's Review of Hard Eight Barbeque | "Show us your pits"

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— Ed Mitchell

Peace, Love, and Barbecue

Smoke Daddy's Review of Hard Eight Barbeque

The prime rib and banana pudding were my favorites here (although prime rib is cheating a bit in barbecue).  The rib and brisket were not far behind, and the atmosphere on the patio was terrific!

MAIN FARE:Hard Eight Spread

  • Brisket - Sliced with a bit of the high side.  Very little or no rub on the crust... needs a bit of salt to bring the flavors out.  Very good.
  • Rib - This is a good rib!  Again very light on the rub... almost absent. Bark is tough at the breast bone (knuckles).  
  • Sausage - Similar in style and grind to commercial... except its not.
  • Jalapeno Sausage - Not fresh jalapenos... similar to regular sausage with some heat.
  • Prime Rib - On the rare side... but that's OK for prime rib.  A little salt really brings the flavor out.  YUM!

OTHER FARE:

Hard Eight BBQ Crew at Work

  • Beans - Salty pintos, otherwise good.
  • Potato Salad - New potatoes; mustard-style with 'sticky' texture.  Good.
  • Sauce - Mild, with light flavors.  No heat in the spice profile.  Good utility... works across meats.
  • Slaw - Fresh mix with red and green bell peppers. Vinegar-based dressing. Very good.
  • Cornbread Salad - Like a corn relish... good mixture.
  • Banana Pudding - More accurately: "Banana Mousse"... Excellent.

ATMOSPHERE:Hard Eight Serving Line

  • Cannot be considered a joint
  • Modern cowboy-style barbecue restaurant
  • Very proud of their product... in the upper tier on price
  • Serving free beer in tiny cups
  • Inside smells like gasoline, so we move to the patio
  • Love this patio!

Hard Eight Barbeque on Urbanspoon

Main Fare: 
7
Other Fare: 
8
Atmosphere: 
8

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