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Ohio New Orleans Barbeque in Altadena

kotatsu | Jun 29, 200410:39 PM

I love this board and the leads that it has provided me, but let me sum up my visit to Ohio New Orleans Barbeque this way. I tried it, so that you won't have to. I live near this area so it was something I remembered to try on a lazy weekend.

Small menu consisting of brisket, ribs, chicken and sausage. It's a meager store on the inside, so I was hoping that would mean good food. There are only 2 tables on the inside, and some tables outside.

I found the barbeque very heavy on sauce, and the brisket sandwich that I ordered was a very uneventful bunch of sliced meat on a hamburger bun just like you would get from the grocery store. The ribs were swimming in sauce, and it came with 2 pieces of sliced bread, that once again, looked like from a loaf of wonder bread. The taste was so-so, but I was tasting the sauce more than anything else. It seems like they cook the meats in the back, and then bring them to the front and they are kept in a slow cooker to stay warm, which is a smart idea.

The only bright spot was the side dish. We ordered green beans, which doesn't sound like much, but they come warm and seasoned very nicely. There is also macaroni salad and potato salad.

Good barbeque has been a frequent topic and I don't know where to find it in the Pasadena area, but I'm pretty sure it's not here.

p.s. U have stayed away from Gus' on Fair Oaks, at the advice of many on this board.

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