One thing I enjoy about Boodacades is that it seems like every time I stop by, something is new - new menu items, new and unusual beers on tap, new furniture. That's typical for a small family owned business like this and it makes it really special. I looked forward to the opening of Boodacades for a long time as they are almost within walking distance of home - their smoker is definitely within smelling distance on a good night. I wanted to wait to review until we had sampled several times and I’m happy to say that this is a place worth visiting again and again. They were rough around the edges when they first opened, but have steadily and continuously improved to fire on all cylinders (or would that be charcoal briquettes?). The ribs and NC-style pork are our favorites. The pork is also available without the NC sauce so you can enjoy it "naked" or topped with one of half a dozen or so different sauces. The ribs are dry style ribs – parboiled I suspect, rubbed, and smoked. They are great just like that - fall off the bone tender - but we like to sample them with the various sauces too. One warning - they only prepare so many racks of ribs each night so you need to get there early; we've missed out a couple times when we arrived later in the evening. The baked beans are spectacular – sweet and spicy - they make the more recent menu addition of desserts somewhat unnecessary in my opinion but welcome nonetheless. I've been too full to try the desserts, but they sound great (Irish Stout Cheesecake anyone?). The smoked wings have become a signature item. The rub is just right and they really absorb the smoke flavor making them taste unlike any deep fried wings out there (healthier too!). They are exceptionally good. I enjoy them straight up, but again there are sauces available if you prefer. The seating was recently upgraded from traditional bbq joint picnic tables to very nice, comfortable chairs and tables. It’s pretty amazing how that changes the vibe of the place (in a good way). They still have picnic tables for outdoor eating which makes sense. The dining room is ringed with large televisions for sporting events. As I mentioned, they have continued to add new menu items - the baked beans, smoked wings, desserts, and "platter" (two meat choices and two sides for under $13) have been added since the original opening and they have expanded their lineup of sauces. Is there room for more improvement? Sure – for example, I think they want to put in different (i.e., less bright, non-fluorescent) lighting at some point. And with the addition of dessert they might want to consider having some decent coffee available too. Overall, it's a fantastic addition to the P-ville dining scene and given their continuous improvement over such a short period of time to date, I expect them to get better and better.
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