This country barbecue restaurant began as a Coleman’s BBQ chain, later changing its name to Old Style Bar-B-Q. Both Coleman’s and Old Style are similar to Tops BBQ, which uses the tangy Blue Plate bbq sauce. My family paid a visit after I learned of the country breakfast and bbq restaurant from a restaurant coupon book. We shared ribs and sandwiches so that we could all get a taste of both. Unlike Tops, which usually includes crisp bits of the bark exterior, my bbq sandwich from Old Style was unfortunately an all white meat sandwich. The ribs were tender, and slightly smoky, but didn’t have much of a bbq bark.
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Here are a few notes about the ‘que:
- Ribs-Were tender, but lacked exterior bark.
- Shoulder-Was moist and tender. But as with any all white meat bbq sandwich, it lacked the wonderful contrast in texture from the smoky bits of bark exterior included.
- Ribs-Were only slightly smoky.
- Shoulder-Had only slightly noticeable smoke flavor.
Sauce-Tangy style, probably Blue Plate bbq sauce, which is originally from Louisiana.
Slaw-finely chopped tangy and sweet.
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