11/15/13 - Never judge a book by its cover. When you enter the parking lot, you think "this place has to be good". Its a stand alone structure with an old vintage look. Tin roof, smoke stack, cedar and limestone finishes. Unfortunately, it all goes down hill from there.
I scored Brisket Bar B Q a 71 out of 100. This is Bum Steer BBQ
Smoke: Large stacks of hickory behind a CMU block smoke house with rusted smoke stack reaching to the sky. Looks like an Olyer and all the signs of wood fired BBQ. This is the first wood fired Bum Steer rating. Since I spot wood fire 5 points, this is worst than most gassers.
Brisket: Good. A 1/4" smoke ring beneath a smokey chewy bark. Tested tough of tender. Even the fat was tough. It dried out fast. Need a good set of teeth for this brisket. Use the sauce.
Ribs: Fair. Tough and chewy. Had a good rub, smoke and salty pork flavor. Need a better set of teeth for these ribs. Maybe they should go all the way and sell jerky. Use the sauce.
Sausage: Fair. A fine ground salty pork link. Casing was chewy. Tasted like greasy Bologna. Use the sauce.
Sauce: Fair. A thick clumpy tangy brown sauce. Flavor was mild buttery tomato soup. Everything here needs sauce but they need a new sauce here. Bring your own.