We headed to this tiny hole in the wall upon the recommendation of Trip Advisor reviews. It's nestled across the river from Chattanooga in a tiny log cabin built on the parking lot of a strip mall. Outside on the deck are 2 cocktail tables with stools and inside are 5-6 tables in the whole place. We sat at a table for 5 (there were only 2 of us) and ended up inviting another couple to share the table. There's also a drive-up window that peers right into the tiny dining room. Immediately made to feel at home by the warm southern accents and the server greeting our table mates by name, we ordered the slab of ribs, cole slaw and baked beans. The baby back ribs were heavily laden with succulent meat flavored with a spectacular dry rub that needed no sauce as far as I was concerned. If you do like sauce, the vinegar based slather is not sweet and adds a bit more drama to the ribs. The homemade cole slaw is finely chopped, not chunky and flavorful without being laden with mayo or vinegar. It's mixed with another green, possibly parsley. The beans were also good, though the sauce could have been a bit thicker. Our table companions played with the grandson of the owner and told us that earlier in the week the owner had been robbed of a month's receipts as he entered the bank. Since then, patrons had been coming out of the woodwork to support him! He stepped out of the kitchen as we were paying and graciously thanked us for coming. Don't miss this spot-these ribs rivaled anything we've had in St. Louis or Chicago and the experience of meeting locals instead of tourists was delightful.
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