My wife and I first became aware of this new BBQ joint at the Easton Farmer's Market over the summer (Garlic Fest). I didnt try it at the time, but my wife had a Brisket sandwich and just loved it. Well, last night we were searching for something different and we remembered this place so we took a drive.
Nestled in the back of the Forks Commons shopping center, you wouldn't necessarily know this place was back there unless you were separately aware of it's existence. We arrived and there were several people eating but it wasn't busy. The smell when you enter is very satisfying and you get that smokey/sweet whiff of air. The general manager helped us out with understanding the menu, and we ordered. I had the Pulled Pork BBQ sandwich and my wife had the 1/4 pound brisket. I got the Mac & Cheese side (comes with it) and we also ordered the baked beans and the collard greens as sides. They were out of cornbread. We sat down at one of the long banquet-style tables which was actually pretty wobbly (easy fix for that guys!) so I had to put something under the foot to prop it up. Looking around there are a lot of references to military and I come to find out that owner is a Marine Veteran and actively supports veteran causes. They also give 10% off for fellow vets (of which I am also a USMC vet). The food arrived and looked really appetizing. There was at least a 1/2 pound of pulled pork on my sandwich, and the brisket looked juicy. The sauces were all very good (the ones we tried). I especially liked the sweet hot habanero and the mustard-based sauce.
OK, so the two reasons I didnt give 5 stars. First, I did notice that patrons can purchase gift cards for Veterans to get a free meal. I thought this was for vets that were in *need* of a meal, not just any vet. Apparently not the case - they have regular events where vets can come in on a certain day and get a free meal based on those gift cards having been purchased. I was kind of hoping that those gift cards went towards a veteran's outreach organization or something similar. Second, we decided to try the banana pudding dessert (the only dessert on the menu). $5 and it was a very small serving (came in the same size container as the sides). For pudding, this is severely overpriced for the amount you're giving. Either size-up to the next size container, or charge less guys ($3.50 maybe?).
Otherwise, the BBQ here was outstanding and I would definitely come back on a regular basis when in the area for lunch or dinner. We are from the Palmer area so it's a little out of the way if we're looking for a quick place to go eat.
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