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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.

REVIEW:

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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