My husband and I had a rare chance to get some dinner before heading home on the commuter VRE train. We chose this place because it looked interesting.
The server told us the place was known for its BBQ. I ordered the half rack of ribs which came with baked beans, cole slaw, fries and corn bread. My husband ordered the fried shrimp po-boy and requested fries instead of the home made chips.
Our food came fairly quickly. The ribs were good and tender enough that I was able to cut them off the bone without leaving meat behind and without getting my hands too messy. The cole slaw was too creamy for my taste and the beans had an interesting flavor that I'm not sure I would want to experience again. The fries were quite greasy and became limp/soggy fairly quickly. Corn bread isn't one of my favorites anyway, but this slice was good and moist.
I like my husband's shrimp po-boy. Having lived in New Orleans for several years, I could tell the sandwich was trying hard to taste authentic. The shrimp were fried well with a light, crunchy batter. The French bread was soft and didn't have the crunchy crust of great French bread. There was minimal lettuce and tomato. The spiced mayo sauce was reminiscent of the dressing applied on New Orleans po-boys but was a little too strong.
Overall this was an ok meal. I felt like I was in a tourist trap more than a good local place to which I'd return. I don't think I would bother with the ribs again. I would most likely try a different eatery in the vicinity if I had the opportunity. But if I had to eat here again, I'd order the shrimp po-boy, a pulled BBQ sandwich or one of the other sandwiches.
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