Unwilling to eat salad for a week when Corky's was the last bbq I'd had, we went to Sweet Lucy's Smokehouse tonight for their ayce bbq buffet. MUCH better. Here are the details.
It's at 7500 State Rd, Phila, exit for Cottman rte 73 off 95s. Return is head north on State for like 3 miles to the entrance to 95 N or S, near Academy.
The buffet is 18.99 including drink and dessert (very very good cookies, also brownies etc.) And they tell you not to tip when you're pre-paying. A nice touch.
Their baby back ribs are smoked, though perhaps not to my excessive tastes, and the membrane is gone. There is no rub; the ribs are slathered in a pretty nondescript sauce. The menu mentions a Sweet Lucy's hot bbq sauce but it was not around. There are bottles of hot and of vinegar sauces. The hot is something a good buffalo wing would be glad to see; pure tabasco style. It actually did not merge well with the rib sauce.Since sauce taste is a personal preference, I just will state theirs is not spiced with anything like cumin or onion or garlic or mustard seed or oregano or celery seed etc etc etc, but you may nonetheless love it! If this sauce were to my taste, then these would be among my favorite ribs. As it stands, they're not. But they were pink-tinged, and the meat was pale young-hog.
The hickory buffalo wings were incredible as was the rotissierie chicken. Pulled meats were fine; good corn bread (I like it when there are no actual corn kernels), a ton of salads I never try, and several potatoes and other similar items. Nothing was super-highly smoked, but they were, thankfully, smoked.
On to the next. Actually, not sure what/when that'll be. Has anyone tried Porky's Point yet? It's been like 12 hours!!!