Having been in the BBQ hobby for the past 4 years now we decided hey why not were right in the area so we stopped in on a Saturday afternoon, 6 people including us were in the restaurant. We seated ourselves and the waitress came over and gave us the menus and asked if we wanted drinks,,we said no just water would be fine. After 15 minutes she came back to get our order,,,said Oh I totally forgot about your water,,,which tuned into another 10 min before it was there, Okay,,,6 people and she couldn't get water to the table>>??
We ordered a smoked brisket and a pulled pork sandwich to share, and after 25 minutes it arrived, pulled pork order spot on,,,brisket order not so much. Just brisket on a board, no bun, i asked if this was the sandwich,,,she said oh miscommunication with the chef??
Long story short,,,they just stuffed the brisket in a bun and said here you go!
Now to the best part,,,Pulled pork,,now I have smoked dozens of these babies and know what pulled pork should taste like, and not a gloppy wet mess on a soaked thru bun.
The brisket had NO smoke on it whatsoever,,,it was like it was steamed or something but if it was smoked,,someone forgot to add the wood!
Now I know how hard it must be to have a BBQ joint in a small venue,,,electric smokers because of space and requirements etc etc,,but I've eaten some pretty good Q all over and even made some outstanding Q of my own
but Buckstop I am afraid to say, unless it was an off day for them, is not the best BBQ in Vancouver.
sorry to say,,,we will not return
Pitmasters they are not!