I'm writing this 3 weeks later due to our being on the road all this time.
I'm a barbecue snob. For me,as much as I love different sauces,it's truly all about the meat. In fact,there are many places across the country that refuse to even serve any sauce-because it's all about the meat. This place knows how to barbecue. My husband and I ordered pulled pork sandwiches with a side of coleslaw. The amount of meat for one sandwich was enough to make two sandwiches, which was immediately impressive.The prices are beyond reasonable-they are very fair and pretty terrific. The pulled pork was moist, tender and full of flavor. It's easy to mess up pulled pork,but you need not worry here -it's the best we've had in a looong time. We loved the simple, unpretentious and quiet atmosphere. It's all about the food. Next time we're in the area, which will be soon, we'll be ordering the ribs, which we can't wait to try. If they could pull off perfect pulled pork, I'm totally confident their ribs will be just as perfect.
Other points-great choice of bun, held up well to the juices; meeting the owner AND having a nice conversation was a plus(didn't know he was the owner earlier as I watched him actually pulling the pork to create our sandwiches). It's always an extra special restaurant visit when one can meet the owner. We prefer a more personalized experience,rather than a commercialized,just another customer experience. Here, your patronage is truly appreciated. The owner knows you're there and says thank-you to your face - very special!
I know they are moving to a bigger place in an easy to find spot,but I have every confidence the welcoming atmosphere will continue, as well as the terrific barbecue.
By the way,two days later,we took our grandkids to Lancaster barbecue because the atmosphere there is more appealing to children and lovers of all that is Nascar. So we DO try to get to as many barbecue places in an area as possible for comparison when time permits.
Come by Ribs On The Run-you won't regret it.
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