Submitted Sunday, October 23, 2011 - 10:19am [Take-out]
This was my second visit to this location and I was hoping I was wrong the first time. Gristle, fat, and dry meat (once you get to it) prevail: there's far too much sugar in the beans and BBQ sauce to maintain the balance required for full flavour (any smoky or spicy flavours are completely lost), the collard greens were grey and over cooked, the potato salad contains too much mustard. The pulled pork included one golf ball sized chunk of gristle with pork attached (on both visits). The brisket is good but also dry.
For some reason, the Feast platter claims to serve four, but only comes with three tiny bite-sized pieces of so-so cornbread, and if the sides are to be split between four, each person would be lucky to get three bites each.
As an actual Southerner, I'm not impressed. And I, too, suspect that the ribs are baked. I doubt many of the patrons have been South or ever had true Southern BBQ.
The restaurant is okay - not terribly clean and extremely noisy. The service is predominately self-serve, whether dining in or out - tipping is optional as far as I'm concerned. We chose to take-out this time so that we could actually talk and not feel pressured to hurry during our meal.
It's certainly not worth the $50.
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Submitted Sunday, September 18, 2011 - 12:04pm [Dine in]
Pretty good food, and the lunch special is good value. They have all sorts of Naan variations - and they are delicious.
Inconsistent preparation though..."Depends on who the cook was" when asked why an ingredient was left out of a dish I had previously ordered. It's no big deal I suppose; now I know to ask specifically.
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Submitted Friday, September 2, 2011 - 8:30pm [Delivery]
LoveLoveLove the pizza but, sadly, it always arrives soggy. The most recent was literally dripping (I don't think the wax paper underneath helps). Actually picking up a slice was not an option.
And, do not order "bacon" on your pizza; it is some sort of mystery-meat loaf sliced like bologna - not at all what most of us would call bacon.
If they could dice the tomatoes and perhaps drain them first along with other things like pineapple, olives, etc, it would help. The crust deserves better than to arrive spongy and wet.
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