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Zeke's Barbecue

Slow Foodie | Apr 26, 200405:26 PM

We wanted something different in carry-out on Friday and I headed over to Zeke's in Montrose. It's been dissed on this board for being inauthentic which I can't attest to, one way or the other. Being from the valley, the closest I've gotten to real southern culture is "south of Ventura..." Anyway, we got brisket--nice smokey flavor, moist (all dark meat per our request)chicken, excellent cole slaw, great homemade potato chips and my first experience with hush puppies which were kind of greasy and acrid. I didn't order collard greens or beans because both contain pork, which we don't eat. The meal came with sort of a puffy garlic bread called Texas Toast which no one went gaga over. The barbecue sauce had deep flavor and wasn't overly sweet. The carry out packaging was extremely well done. No leaks and everything was still nice and warm when we got home.

Other complaints here have been regard to price. I spent $50.00 and easily fed five with enough left-overs for three lunches. Will definitely return. Perhaps to eat in. They have a fantastic selection of microbrewed soda pop, including the world's best root beer, Sparkey's, from Santa Cruz.

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