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Review of Goody Cole's BBQ Brentwood NH


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Review of Goody Cole's BBQ Brentwood NH

elctrnc | | Jun 30, 2010 05:05 AM

Went to Goody Cole's for the first time the other day. I will preface this by saying that we moved here from Texas, so we are quite familiar with Texas BBQ. We got two combo plates and sampled the pork ribs, brisket, kielbasa, and pulled pork. Sides were cajun corn, jambalaya, sweet potato, cornbread, and baked beans.

The pork ribs were good. Cooked well. They were mild in flavor, but had just enough that they were not bland. Could have had some more fat, but still tender. But if you like very flavorful rubs or sweet and sticky ribs, you will be disappointed. Like Texas BBQ, the ribs came out dry with no sauce on them. Kielbasa was okay.

Unfortunately, the brisket and pulled pork were tasteless. Don't think salt would have helped. I also did not like the BBQ sauce, so I couldn't even slather that on. Did not like the brisket at all. Pulled pork was tender and edible, but did not have a good greasy sheen. The smokey taste was there, just nothing else.

Sides were good. Jambalaya was spicy. Cornbread was excellent.

I have certainly had worse BBQ in Texas, but those places don't last very long. I would say the pork ribs were comparable to some of the better Texas BBQs, but the rest of the meats were not on par. The best Texas BBQs served their meats on butcher paper and the grease would just drip though the paper. While the brisket and pulled pork were tender, they just did not have the proper fat content in them. Perhaps that contributed to the lack of taste.

Overall, I would return for the pork ribs, sides, and cornbread.

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