Since the second anniversary is the bbq one (at least as far as my wife and I were concerned) we trekked down 123 and hit Dixie Bones on Monday for a wonderful treat. We were not disappointed.
It wasn't crowded so we were seated immediately; our order was taken soon thereafter and I don't think more than seven minutes went by before we got our food. And Lord what a feast.
I had their combo platter which offered a choice of three items from a list of ribs, brisket, pork shoulder, or chicken. I went with the ribs (4 very meaty and tender), brisket (a mountain of it), and the pork (again, another Everest of meat). I also got the collard greens and beans as my two sides. Other sides on tap were mac and cheese, field peas (black eyed peas); there were others but they escape me. And I had a roll which was forgettable but made for good sammich making infrastructure.
I can't say enough about how tender the ribs were. The meat was just pink enough and came off the bone no sweat. The pork shoulder was a little dry but delicious. For me though, the hit was the brisket. It came piping hot and wonderfully flavored.
Nothing except perhaps the pork needed any additional saucing but with the three types on offer, in addition to the Texas Pete & Tabasco, I had to sample. There was a wonderful vinegar based sauce for the pork, and tangy tomato based ones for the brisket and ribs.
Yes, I was full but I found a corner in which to stuff nearly an entire piece of their sweet potato pie and three bites of my wife's chocolate pie; both were great but go w/ the chocolate pie. Other flavors in the dessert window: lemon chess, cherry, and pecan.
It's a great place and well worth the trip.
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