Ive had the owners BBQ before and after reading about it being in the top 5 spots for BBQ in the city I needed to try out the restaurant. Maybe I caught lunch too late, but everything I had was dry. The pork was dry, not a great bun either and the mac and cheese had zero creaminess to it. The boiled peanuts were lackluster, I was expecting roadside stand peanuts. I would consider giving it another shot at a better time of day because Im sure the potential is there. The space was super cute and I loved the patio. Unfortunately, I think there is better BBQ in the city than what I experienced today.
I want to love this place b/c I love what they stand for and what they do for the community. Awesome people who own/operate it. But both times Ive been, my food was super dry (both meat and mac n cheese). Hopefully they can work out the kinks. Hush puppies were awesome!
Francisco Lopes Nino
Such a nice little restaurant right outside of Uptown. All the meats here are really good! One of the best turkey sandwiches Ive ever had. The staff was very friendly too! They have inside and outside door seating, so you can enjoy whichever. They also have a variety of local beer to go with your food.
Absolutely not! They have your food delivered in recycled paper containers. These are meant for cold sandwiches and chips. They are not meant for hot meals. My food soaked through the containers, and all became one. The brisket was good, but fatty. The two piece fish was good, but only showed up as one piece. The mac and cheese was good. The collards were good, but stem heavy. The beans were C+. The pasta salad was the oddest and worst I have ever tasted. Raw broccoli florets??? The banana pudding was just missing three things, bananas, nilla wafers and yummy flavor. I would never relive this experience. I'm good for a lifetime.
Love the food, great location, friendly staff. Lew is a master of his craft, and treats staff and customers with kindness and respect. Its all good, but I recommend the brisket plate with collards and the mustard sauce. Great patio for sitting outside, even in the middle of summer.