Tried this place on the basis of a rec over at PortlandFood.org.
Prices are fair, about $12/lb, but quality is pretty mediocre to poor, from what I tasted. The brisket is dry and cooked a day ahead. It has an odd flavor that is both smokey and pot-roasty. Really odd. The ribs have a braised texture with a rub that's moist from sitting around steaming, I suppose. The brisket can't be eaten freshly cooked, but perhaps the ribs can and perhaps they would be better around lunchtime. They weren't very meaty, btw.
The sausage was actually pretty good. They ship it in from Texas and it reminded me of several of the better sausages I tried there. Good texture, not too grainy or too smooth, though leaning towards the smooth side. Very meaty and smokey tasting with a nice burn, as well. These I would definitely get again. The chili was decent, too, made with the brisket. A little sweet maybe, but balanced by spiciness.
I just noticed, too, that they serve at the golf course I most often play: Green Mountain.
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