On Sunday we went to Suffolk Downs to check out the BBQ Beach Party this weekend.
Last year my wife and I stopped off briefly and tried one vendor (Johnson's BBQ) and enjoyed both the pulled Pork, Cornbread and Ribs from his booth. This year we decided to try out a few of the others expecting at least the same quality, but were severely disappointed.
Jack's Down Home BBQ: I had the Brisket Sandwich and my wife the Pulled Pork. The Pulled Pork was disgustingly fatty and the sauce very watery and flavorless. My Brisket was slightly better, but very average overall.
Porky and Beans: We ordered a half Rack of Ribs. The Ribs were soft and fall of the bone, but really did not have any hint of a smoked flavor at all. The sauce once again was very poor and had a very unusual flavor that is difficult to describe.
Willingham's: So after the first two let downs we ended off at Willmingham's because of all the fan fare behind their dry rubbed BBQ. Well they actually turned out to be the worst of them all. Ribs were dry, over seasoned, not smoky enough and unbearingly salty. If this is the "best of the best" then this event is honestly a joke.
So after all this I believe this will be our last year attending. I will just stick to my go-to place which we really enjoy (Blue Ribbon BBQ) and our trips down south to fulfill our BBQ cravings.