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Old 06-13-2009, 07:03 AM   #1
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"City Barbecue" review...

So, I was in Columbus Thursday night in to Friday and I was lucky enough to stay with my man "Smokin' U" while in town...me, Smokin U, his wife and their new baby went to City Barbecue for dinner.


As commercial bbq goes, this is pretty good. Their bbq is cooked on 3 Ole Hickory gas powered bbq pits which you will see in the pics below...they are front and center at the front of the store.

I had the pulled pork sandwich, half slab of ribs, baked beans and mac & cheese. The pulled pork was very good...nice and moist, good smoke flavor and the slaw was pretty good to! I used their Carolina vinegar sauce to top...good stuff!

The ribs were ok at best. Good rub flavor but they were over done...kind of on the mushy side. Afterwards I was wishing I would have tried the brisket instead...which is what Smokin' U got and he loved it!

As for the sides, the beans were great! Had bits of brisket in them and I appreciate that! The mac & Cheese was crappy...mass produced somewhere and didn't stand out from any other mac & cheese you could get anywhere else in the world that isn't good.

I also got the nanner pudding for desert...that was very good as well!! Yes, I ate a lot...but I needed to try as much as I could!

In summary, the place itself is nice and clean...has a cool ambiance to it in a farm house kind of way and the barbecue/food was better than many other bigger "bbq chains" like Smokey Bones . If I needed a real bbq fix and I was passing by a City Barbecue shop I would go in to get my jones on!!

Here are some pics of my food!!

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Old 06-13-2009, 07:17 AM   #2
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I've eaten there and didn't like it. The sauce killed me that night with reflux.
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