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BBQ in Lansing????


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BBQ in Lansing????

JanPrimus | | Aug 5, 2012 05:09 AM

Last night mom put me in charge of finding something new to eat. So I hoped on google and looked up Lansing Food Blogs. After finding three or four websites that look like they had not been updated within 2 years or if they did they only mentions "Fork in the road" I finally found one. Hell I can't even remember it's name but it pointed me to a place called "King of the Grill". It did not sound like much...but started looking around at reviews at Google, Yelp and where ever and found all pretty much positive reviews. So we looked back at Google maps and found it located on Grand River just south of the Airport.

We drove on out while listening to some loud music hoping for the best and expecting the worst (After all it is Lansing food we are talking about). We pulled in to what looked like a renovated Burger King at 7:58pm and saw the parking lot damn near empty. One lady and her friend were coming on out so my mom yelled on over and asked if the food was anygood, and they affirmed that it was but told us to get our asses inside because they close at 8pm. We hoped on in and asked if it was too late to get some carry out and we were greated with a nice "Not Yet!".

I saw that they had 3 meats and two sides for $9.99. Mom and I had a pretty big lunch so I figured we could share one... I ordered up Brisket, Pulled Pork and Hanger Steak. They also had Ham, Turkey and some Chicken. They also do Ribs but they were not part of the choices for the three meat plate. Also got some Slaw and Mac and Cheese as sides....those are two dishes that always seem to help as a barometer for the other sides. So we loaded up the car and headed on home.

After opening the carry out styrofoam dish I was welcomed by a great looking smoke ring, a nice balance of smoke smell and two sides that looked...oh so typical (and they were). Have to say I was very happy with the pulled pork, the Brisket had excellent flavor but was slightly tough and the hanger steak was great. No sauce was used by us...and have to say I saw some corporate sauce back at their store. So don't go for any sauce choices. BYOS if you are picky. and I have decided it is a keeper as long as you stick to the meat. Good affordable meat with servicable sides and HFCS type sauces from a pump at the Soda machine. Could be better...but is solid where it matters.

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