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Camp 31 Review

mlukan | Mar 21, 2008 10:32 AM

Well I finally made it out to Camp 31 for a taste of some real BBQ. We showed up at around 5:30 and were seated immediately. Both my partner and I ordered the combo three with pulled pork, brisket, ribs, and a side of mashed potatoes and gravy. We got our cokes and ya, they had no flavor. It was like drinking brown fizzy water. Not off to a good start. The food came out quick which wasnt surprising because BBQ is slow food and is obviously preprepared. It was a large plate of meat and sauce, just what ive been waiting for. All three meats were very good and the best ive had in ontario, amazing! The only concern I had was that the food was warm and not piping hot, which I totally forgot about when I savored the flavor. Camp 31's sauces are very good. We decided that the st.louis ribs wee the best part of the meal, they had nice smoke taste and a nice chewy texture which is how I like my ribs. The pulled pork was second best, it was nothing short of perfect, tender,juicy, and saucy. And not that the brisket was bad, it was also amazing it just was overshadowed by the ribs and pulled pork. My partner and I are huge fans of Dinosaur Barbeque in Rochester and Syracuse and we couldnt help but compare the 2 places. I would have to admit that Dino BBQ is just one step up from camp 31 which I didn't want to happen because its so much further to drive. But camp 31 is pretty close to perfect BBQ and I will be back for sure. On the way home we stopped at Weil's Bakery in Westdale (Hamilton) for a chocolate eclair which was suggested by a fellow hound. Wow, best chocolate eclair ive ever had, fresh whipped cream and chocolate frosting made on site. All in all it was a great foodie trip and worth the drive. Thanks for the recommendations hounds!

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