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BBQ Joints - J&J vs. JR's

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BBQ Joints - J&J vs. JR's

cagey | Jan 19, 2005 10:58 PM

Made a stop at JR's BBQ today and split the pork short ribs and the brisket sandwich with a coworker. This is perhaps the 6th or 7th time I've stopped in here and while the quality of the meat seems ok, I always find the sauces to be a bit "haunting." Yes I know it's Memphis style and yes you're supposed to get your order "slathered" with sauce. (I ordered mine light-on-the-sauce, and it was still overpowering.) I've had the mild thru the medium to the hot sauces here, but each time but it tends to stay with me a bit longer than I'd like. (The side of baked beans was excellent btw.)

We almost stopped at J&J Burger shack a block up Adams to give it a try, but in lieu of eating on a bench vs at a counter, we opted for JR's. Perhaps Burger Boy can tell me if J&J is worth the trip next time, or which of the "best-of" rib places in the crenshaw / mid-city area don't do Memphis / Carolina style (with the product drowned in sauce). I may be missing out on the draw here but it seems the meat flavor gets lost in all that "extra luv."

Does Tasty-Q, Woody's, or Phillipes all do their BBQ the same way?

Thanks hounds.

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