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jen kalb | Feb 11, 2003 01:36 PM

mini-note on Biscuit (Flatbush Ave Prospect Hts/Brooklyn). Went by for takeout lunch last week. ordered chopped BBQ sandwich with slaw, half slab of ribs, sides were collards, cheese grits and a biscuit - total $13.50. Menu said choice of BBQ sauce - server was surprised when I asked for container of mustard based sauce in addit to tom based sauce.

We thought the ribs were a good deal (note we are NOT BBQ specialists) - tasty, rather smoky (in addit to sauce) moist and tender with a layer of fat (good thing for us ; maybe not for others). I wonder what their cooking technique was - did they steam then smoke? It was served bathed in sweet red, thick BBQ sauce - not bad, but I would rather have been asked - now I see why the server was surprised. Good deal lots of food for $7.50 (incl 2 sides)

Liked the cheese grits and collards - latter had some bacon pieces, freshly cooked and not particularly vinegary. Biscuit was really pretty good crisp on the bottom, tender inside, flavorful. In most recent Chow Alert, Big Dog complains about an off flavor in the biscuits he had at a weekend pig-out. Sounded like the result of a dirty, smoky oven to me - probably the result of producing too much stuff in a rush. My biscuit was produced on a slow weekday noon, and it was fine, not great but fine.

Sandwich had stale bun and conents spread all over the plastic container they served it in - cabbage for slaw (slaw tasted fine) was cut in big squares, and pork shoulder BBQ was rather dry. Didnt come together as a sandwich, but when we pushed it all together tasted good. Not anywhere near as good a deal as the ribs.

In sum, not the bees knees as their media blitz would suggest but a good takeout addition to the neighborhood.

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