So after several years of reading good writeups and wondering if Burrell's is all that and a bag o' chips, took the family today to try their BBQ. Suffice it to say that the value of the experience was that I'll never have to wonder again (nor will I ever go back!).
Other than the fact that the place makes you wonder how it ever passes health dept inspections, the meat was shoe leather - pork ribs, beef ribs, hot links, chicken - all of it! I'm convinced they were yesterday's leftovers because you couldn't have cooked the meat so dry in one day if you wanted to.
The sides (mac and cheese, cole slaw, collard greens, sweet potatoes, baked beans) were either bland (the first 3) or completely overspiced with cloves and sugar (the last 2).
All of it was just so sloppy and/or heavy handed - there wasn't a thing I tried today that I'd go back for.
But at least I know now...