went down to san bruno this afternoon to do some shopping and decided to try the newish Rib Shack, 223 El Camino Real. i read that they were serving Niman Ranch meats so i was intrigued to check things out. ordered a 'double fisted pulled pork sammich' for $8. as soon as i was asked what type of sauce i wanted, mild or "smokey", i knew there was trouble.
we were served a not too large portion of pulled pork open faced atop a hot dog bun (or possibly a small hoagie roll). the pork had some large chunks of fat and was very wet and seemed to have been braised, not smoked. definitely no smoke flavor here. didn't taste terrible, but it's definitely not real Q.
opted for a side of the chili beans and scorched my mouth on the first bite. these beans were beyond hot temperature wise. they were nuclear. they must've been nuked. burning my mouth on these flavorless beans definitely sealed the deal.
i recommend avoiding this place.
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