|Good Barbecue will make your |
mouth water before
you even see it.
Barbecue Gone Bad............
It isn’t often that I will mention restaurants or food establishments, but I felt it was only fair tell about the bad as well as the good. I have always been a huge fan of good barbecue, from Texas to the Carolina’s Tom and I both love good barbecue. I always hesitate to try barbecue in New Jersey just for the simple fact that although New Jerseyans know how to do make many great things to eat they haven’t grasped what it means to make good slow cooked smoked barbecued meats.
You may be asking yourself what is she talking about, well its in the rub. no matter what state you go to down south or midwest they know how to pull it all together from the rub to the sauce.
From the Carolina’s with their tangy vinegar based sauce to the midwest with their thicker and often hotter sauces it comes together so well you can't help but get messy as you feast on it.
We also tried their fried pickles which weren’t bad, the sauce that went with them was watery and disappointing. The best part of the meal was the onion rings which were made perfectly. One would think that an establishment called the Meat BBQ Co would take the time to get it right. BBQ isn’t one of those things you do half way it takes a full on commitment and love for what you're making. I can't honestly recommend this food and I feel bad about that. Truthfully though for what they charge I expected better. They claim to have award winning BBQ but I wonder where they won their award.
So for now, I guess I will keep making my own Barbecue instead of trying take out. When we have barbecue in our house the table groans as the food is laid out. By the end of dinner the chairs are groaning from all the full belly’s at the table. For me it should make everyone feel good, because sharing a good barbeque meal with friends and family is about as american as you can get when it comes to cooking. If someone walks away disappointed I know I take it seriously, wouldn’t you?