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If you are looking for true craft Carolina BBQ this IS your place!! Be sure to order the buffet plate so you get a good portion of their brisket, pork, turkey, ribs and house made sausage. The brisket, turkey and sausage were some of the best I have ever had, and I am super critical of my BBQ. The buffet plate comes with two sides and a dessert. Both the banana pudding and the dirt pie are out of this world! Super nice people who are passionate about what they are doing. Get there early!
Drove to Charlotte from Louisville, KY in support of a dear friend for the, " 2022 Get Your Rear in Gear", Colon Cancer Coalition Event. She passed by Sweet Lew's BBQ during her walk and suggested that we give it a try. What a wonderful discovery! I had the Sweet Lew Sampler, brisket, pork, and ribs with collard greens, and mac and cheese. Oh, the meat on the ribs was so tender and delicious. The brisket melted in my mouth. Both meats were seasoned to perfection so for me no sauce was necessary. I'm not a big fan of pulled pork but my friends enjoyed. The sides were cooked southern style just the way I like!!! Excellent.
Ordered the sampler with baked beans and mac/cheese. The rib was cooked well, moist. The brisket was a tad bit undercooked, the beans were hard and definitely undercooked. The pork was cooked well. Mac/cheese was alright and hush puppies were good. Out of the 4 sauces the rib and brisket sauces were the best. I enjoyed the interior and service was good. I can't recommend this place at the moment, since there is better options very close by (Midwood Smokehouse).
Sampler plate was good, the standout for me was brisket while I could probably do without the pulled pork. Collard greens were delicious while the mac and cheese was just okay. Hush puppies were hot and crisp. The mustard sauce was especially good. Plenty of indoor and outdoor seating, staff seemed disinterested though it wasn't busy for dinner yet.
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!