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R.U.B. (Righteous Urban BBQ) opening day visit

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R.U.B. (Righteous Urban BBQ) opening day visit

Amir Feder | Apr 6, 2005 04:08 PM

My girlfriend and were anxiously awaiting the opening of this joint....now we can't wait for it to close.

The restaurant is a total rip. Bloated prices for sub-par BBQ all around. There was no smokey flavor to any of the meats we tried and had to douse it in cold BBQ sauce that was thankfully stationed on the table.

We tasted the pulled pork, bbq chicken and briscuit with Vinegar Based coleslaw and potato salad.
PORK: fatty, no consistency to the shreds, just looked like someone put a grenade in the pig.
CHICKEN: Dry, not a lot of meat on the bone.
BRISCUIT: Completely tasteless. The only way you would know that it had been smoked was by reading the menu because it certainly didnt taste that way.

SIDES: The worst. Unboiled raw potatoes in mayo. They claimed that it was their famous recipe. I may as well have gnawed on a raw potatoe dipped in miracle whip.
The vinegar based coleslaw was bland and had an eerie consistency.

SERVICE: What service? They messed up the order a bunch of times.

All in all.....it gets a 2 on a scale of 1-10.

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