Went to Ralph's Oceanside on Sunday afternoon an found Bad Bob's BBQ to be open. Had to drag my daughter in....
Ordered a pulled pork sandwich and a yardbird (chicken) sandwich to take home to the missus. Chatted with one of the owners while waiting at the bar. He stated that they burn hickory, and are running to pellets in their newest cooker. Seemed encouraging to me- went to Big Ed's in Lido a month ago and they were sayinghow they used just tiny chunks in their cooker (and it tasted like it to me.)
Pulled pork was pretty good. Got sauce on side. Mr Brown was crusty, definite smoke ring, and smoky flavor. Miss White was a little dry, IMO, and wanted sauce & slaw. Standard white burger bun (authentic.) Vinegar slaw- tasty.
Chicken had good flavor, but was very dry. My wife didn't like it- said it tasted chalky. I saw where she was coming from, mostly a function of being dry. The chicken appeared to be white meat- probably a mix in of dark would've helped, but dryness was tough to overcome.
All-in-all, I'd give it another try. They were out of brisket at the time (5ish- still working out the kinks, apparently.) I'm willing to wager that they are figuring out the best way to hold the cooked meat, and that chix & pork will be moister in my future.
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