Having moved to the neighborhood, I thought I'd check this place out. I really liked the no nosense feel about this place. There aren't a lot of offerings to confuse a person and the prices are very reasonable. I went for the large plate, where they measured out .7 lb. of 'que and came with marinated cucumbers, cole slaw, and cornbread. The cukes had a sweet crunch, the cole slaw was light on the mayo like I like it, and the cornbread was thin so that it was crunchy and not too cakey. The que was definitely eastern style, lightly smoked, very moist and tender, and they worked in plenty of that wonderful outside char. The peppery vigegar sauce is on the tables and that is the only kind of sauce they offer. I like the fact that they don't try to please everybody with a myriad of sauces. I would still give the nod to Allen & Son for their que, but only by the slightest of margin-- actually I like the fact that the Joint's que is a lot less fatty than A&S.
Also wanted to put in a good word about The Good Beer Store next door. This place is very non-descript but has a great beer selection, especially if you like Belgian style ales. I picked up a couple of beers made by Allegash (Grand Cru and Dobbel) based on recs by the owner and they were excellent.
These are exactly the kinds of local businesses that we should all try to support.
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