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Pig Pen BBQ in New City

jeffaggy | | Mar 21, 2009 07:00 AM

Anyone try it yet? I still on my Bailey's ban with the price gauging from 6 months ago, however, we tried Pig Pen last night and I would say their prices are the same as Bailey's new ones (doesn't anyone realize that the economy sucks....)

Anyway, while I have an issue paying $22 dollars for a rack of ribs (with nothing but 2 small sides included) we took the plunge yesterday. Went with 4 other people, so tried a few different things.

First, the ribs are average at best. Not very meaty (nowhere close to Bailey's) and a little saucy for my liking with a dry rub that didn't really stand out. Basically, Bailey's ribs are on a whole other level than Pig Pen's. Only choice was Spare Ribs (which I prefer anyway), but would be nice to have a Baby Back option as well.

The rest of the food was actually good and a better value. Our group had the brisket platter, pulled pork and chicken platters which all around $15 and worth it. Their meat platters are on par, if not slightly better than Baileys. I also think the sides at Pig Pen are a little more interesting than Bailey (fried corn balls, mashed sweet potatoes, good mac and cheese.)

Based on this visit, I am going to lift my Bailey's ban as I need good ribs and this is not the place. That being said, it is 2 mins from my house, nice atmosphere, so I'm sure I'll be back, just not for the ribs.