2019 Autumn Road Trip - Day 4
This place has been on my "hit list" for a long while now. We arrived a few minutes before they were actually scheduled to start serving food. We were like the third or fourth in line & they took our order at 10:45am. I think this is awesome since the sign says they start service at 11am.
We wanted to order several meats in ¼ lbs increments but they only offer ½ lbs, so I guess we will have plenty of leftovers for breakfast tomorrow.
|Sausage, Ham, Brisket & Pickles|
|Burnt Ends, Chicken, Cole Slaw & Pickles, ignore the bread|
So here's my ranking of the best meats we tried from this legendary BBQ joint:
Burnt ends - These were stupid good! They had a good bark and the fat just melted in your mouth.
Ham - Shelly's Favorite - Thinly sliced like Christmas ham.
A nice subtle sweetness that wasn't overpowering.
Pulled pork - I liked that there was some bark and it was really moist. It was made even better mixed with our keto friendly BBQ sauce.
Brisket - This was cut too thin, no bark, and was cold before we could eat it. I think most places that serve it this thin are trying to cover up a bad cook.
Rappahannock (Chesapeake Bay)
jalapenos and carrots, sweet n' sour, creole remoulade
|CHILLED SHELLFISH PLATTER|
shrimp cocktail, fresh shucked oysters, king crab legs, lobster ceviche, and oh-so-insta-worthy
There was an issue with the crab legs. They felt slimy, had a funky smell & the one bite I took was awful. They rectified this immediately and brought us more oysters & shrimp as a substitution.
|Shrimp & Oysters|
Savage Blonde (Prince Edward Island)
Chebooktook (New Brunswick)
|Sauces: Cocktail w/ horseradish, Peppadew mignonette, Sweet & Sour, Creole Remoulade.|