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J Kelly's BBQ -- New on E. 11th


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J Kelly's BBQ -- New on E. 11th

zebcook | | Aug 16, 2008 11:49 AM

A new BBQ place has opened up at where Ben's BBQ used to be at 1-35 and E. 11th. They've only been open a week and I've only eaten there once, so there's not much to report yet. The folk's running it have redone the interior with tile counters and some seating, though it's still a BBQ joint. There's a small covered deck with some TV's where you can sit and eat. They're still waiting for their signage so all they have at the moment is an "Open" flag hanging outside.

The menus is basic BBQ -- beef, chicken and sausage sandwiches and plates, along with meat by the pound to go. Coleslaw and beans for sides. Talking with the owner, he explained that they bought Ben's recipes and Ben has been working with them training the staff on BBQing and cooking.

Had a beef brisket sandwich 2 nights after they opened. It was a generous amount of fatty brisket, moist and tender with a good char crust, but minimal smoke flavor. Came on 2 slices of white bread and sauce if you wanted it. They're still shaking out so they forgot things like pickles and onions, but that's okay. It was good meat and I'll be going back to try some again.

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