Hello TT ers,
I talked the family into changing up the old dinner routine this year. We are going to go ribs and brisket! The question I have, and hopefully you can help, where to get it from. We will have 6 rib eaters and 6 brisket eaters. Who has the best? We live in west Toledo, but the party is in Monroe, any suggestions are appreciated!
Hello TT ers,
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Are you cooking, or are you looking for already prepared?
Already prepared, it was bartered in the agreement to change the menu.
The best in town, in my opinion , is from the butcher dept at Churchills supermarket. I think it beats all the others. Deebs is good but Churchills is super and ready to eat!
City BBQ, we get our turkey there every year for Thanksgiving...mmmmm love the whole smoked turkey.
Deets (had it last night, it's stupid good) or, Shorty's
Thanks for the suggestions, has anyone tried J'ssmokehouse in Monroe?
Larry, I'm hoping to go there today. Will report results soon. Thanks for mentioning it; I would never have known. And we were planning a trip to Monroe anyway!
I've never had brisket like Deet's. It puts every other bbq joint to shame.
Big Blues in Monroe is good, Deets is AWESOME, haven't had J's smokehouse yet, but I've heard it's very good.
J's Smokehouse is awesome! The ribs were the best I've had in a long time. Maybe it was just plain good luck, but our small slab was tender and meaty with a nice micro-thin layer of crispy wonderfulness on the outside.
The sampler ($12.99) comes with a pulled pork sandwich, a brisket sandwich, a few ribs, coleslaw, potato, and cornbread. The spouse and I split that, and also ordered a cup of French onion soup which was made with the smoked brisket. Very nice. Meat was sauced in the kitchen - and the sauce was delicate, a nice balanced complement which didn't overwhelm the flavor of the meat.
There's a drinks cart near the cash register with bottles of booze, and bottled beer in a cooler. So there's a liquor license, something you don't always find in good BBQ places. The smoker is stored out in front of the restaurant, identified as the "Hog Coffin."
If I were having a party in Monroe, I'd definitely order the fixings from J's. As it is, we'll now put a regular BBQ pilgrimage to Monroe on our calendar. We told the proprietor we drove up from Toledo for his food, and he was pleased & surprised.
Viola, thanks for the info, we did indeed order from J'ssmokehouse. I am excited for my holiday BBQ. We went with ribs and brisket. 3 slabs of ribs and 3pounds of brisket of 100 bucks, I was pleased with the price. I will let everyone know how it goes.
Larry, the logical thing for you to do is give us the address of your party so we can all see for ourselves :-) Merry Christmas!
Viola, that is a good idea, but I would have to order so much more food!
So the BBQ was a big hit! The ribs were fall off the bone good, with just enough sauce to give flavor without killing the taste of the meat. The thing that was devoured first was the 3 pounds of brisket, it was incredible, tender with an awesome smoke ring/crust that at times tasted like burnt ends! I cannot recommend J's smokehouse enough, it made for a great Christmas meal, and I am pretty sure a new tradition!
Larry, I'm curious about the sauce situation since I didn't see any bottles on the tables -- though with the meat being perfectly sauced in the kitchen, we didn't need to add any. For your big order, did you get a separate container of sauce?
Viola, yep it came with a container of their sauce to put on the brisket. The ribs did not need any, they were perfect. It was probably a 16oz container of sauce. It was good and definitely homemade.