We anticipated visiting this restaurant for days following a friend's recommendation as the best BBQ ever! Oh the truth is 180 degrees to the opposite! This was the worst BBQ I have ever eaten! And ranks in the bottom 5 of the worst restaurants I have ever visited!
The 'restaurant' is an end cap, hole in the wall attached to a grocery store strip mall. As we approached the front door my friend said it sure does smell good, and my reply was ""Anyone can burn hickory and make it smell good."" We should have left then, with the grand smell of burning hardwood still present in our olfactory systems! But since we had passed on any one of six different sushi places worthy of our patronage to visit this place we pressed on! We had planned to sit and dine, but the 'dinning' area was a space of about 70 square feet with two tables, four chairs and the dried food remnants of the day?s previous visitors. We stepped up to the order window and were met by a woman with a personality that would make a family of fence posts proud. Her somber facial expression and business only replies kept us focused on the sparse menu. I ordered the 'smoked' turkey dinner and my friend ordered the 'smoked' pork dinner, each came with two sides, and I also ordered a half-pound of smoked hot link. The limited sides were: boiled corn on the cob, beans, cole slaw (which they were out of), and potato salad. We both ordered beans and potato salad, and each dinner also included two slices of bread and a side of BBQ sauce. While it was being prepared we noticed that the meat was being electronically reheated and we came within milliseconds of canceling the order and heading to the nearest fast food joint. But with the recommendation we had, we paid the $32.59 and took our food to go.
Once home we sat down to 'enjoy' some BBQ for dinner. HAH! The pork was slices of pork tenderloin, which could be purchased at any grocery store. It had been smoked but lacked any real flavor, and was a dire disappointment in comparison to the expected pulled pork, which is the norm when ordering pork at a ""BBQ"" restaurant in Colorado. The smoked turkey wasn't any less disappointing. I could purchase a similar smoked turkey sliced deli meat at any grocery store deli in the Denver metro area, and perhaps make a far better sandwich. Included with the dinner was two slices of soft wheat bread, perhaps Sara Lee, wrapped in a sandwich baggie. The side dishes? Beans--plain ole flavorless canned beans with a tiny amount of chopped pork mixed in. Warmed up VanCamp's pork and beans straight out of the can would have been an improvement. Potato salad--I'm not even sure how to describe this product! It was a starchy, sticky, flavorless cup of chunky pale yellow stuff, with poppy seeds?! Oh the BBQ sauce?! You might think that a place that is recommended by a friend as the best BBQ ever would at least have a good sauce. Nope! There was one sauce. One! And one, doesn't even give you a choice. One! The sauce was silly sweet, nearly inedible sweet. And after several tastings and sniffings, we determined that the sauce was constructed of cinnamon apple cider, ketchup, brown sugar, and a slight amount of crushed red pepper (seeds), with a hint of pumpkin pie spice?! The hot link however, was a normal hot link sausage cooked in a smoker, nothing special, not disgusting, and the only thing that was edible, with the exception of the Heinz dill pickles we served ourselves from a condiment container on the counter.
Don't waste your time, money, or taste buds on the slop this place is churning out!