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Here are a few notes about the ‘que:
- Ribs-Were tender, but the bark was soggy in places. The ribs were also way over-seasoned and I just didn’t care for the flavor.
- Ribs-A brief biographical summary posted on the exterior of the building boasted (and I paraphrase here) of Silky’s barbecue travels far and wide, as he developed his amazing ribs recipe. Yet the ribs fell far from that glory. Besides the aforementioned over-seasoning and textural issues, the ribs lacked smoked flavor, the most important attribute of true southern barbecue. I kept tasting, hoping for a faint nuance of smoke flavor in hopes of giving an accurate, but charitable review. But no matter how hard I tried, the meat was simply void of smoke flavor. On the upside, the ambience was fun and the patio area is one of the best in town.
Sauce-Was a sweet and tangy sauce, but I detected something off-putting about the tangy aspect of the sauce-something I couldn’t identify that I found unpleasant.
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