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Urban BBQ - Silver Spring

1FASTMF | Feb 21, 2009 11:21 AM

It is closer to Hillandale, just North of the Beltway off New Hampshire Ave.

I have been excited to try some new BBQ. Got burned out on the restaurant BBQ and have been doing it myself lately but upon finding this site and doing some reading, I learned of lots of places nearby. Unfortunately Urban BBQ was one of'em.

The Good: Ribs and cole slaw. I will not say BBQ ribs because they were NOT SMOKED

The OK: I will not say bad because it was not bad - but I will NEVER get it again. The brisket and the pulled pork. Again - NOT BBQ.

I have read on CH that they have recently "upgraded" their smoker. I no nothing about it or how they do it (on site, centralized at one store, or something else). Maybe they were working on the smoker when I ordered and the oven was the best they could do that week (this week) at the location I visited.

Local big franchises IMO do it better.

As my first review, I have some disclosures:

I do not let my emotions guide my intellect. I have a friend that will be predisposed to any chain/franchise - I am not like that! But then I do not get my news from Oprah or Letterman.

I also do not breakout with bad, or crap just because I did not find it the best. Almost all food will be OK or not bad. Bad = sour, spoiled, burned, turned, dried out or soggy etc. That is something ya just can't eat.

I have no interests in any restaurants and have nothing to gain or lose by endorsing or poo-pooing any restaurant.

Maryland Farmer

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