So, the mac and cheese is better at the Hard Knox, as is the cornbread... but when you're having soul food, it's all about the side dishes. At a good BBQ joint, it's all about the meat.
Meat is what they do well here. I personally go for a Southern Star: half a brisket sandwich and half a pulled pork sandwich. With potato salad or slaw, it's a fantastic lunch made better only by a post meal beer across the street at the Toronado.
Here's the tip... Wednesday is pastrami day (which they reckon might be the best east of 2nd Ave in New York). While it certainly isn't New York deli pastrami, it's amazingly good and addictive.
Beer, BBQ and sake (I know, I still can't figure it out) and pretty decent sides give Minnie's a clear 4 stars.