The disturbing porn star-esque leering pig should not be taken as an indication of the barbecue that awaits you. Other possibly creepy factors include the maze of a restaurant space packed into what appears to be a converted factory and the paper dishes.
But then you remember, “Oh yeah, this is supposed to be a southern comfort experience” and that means picnic tables, paper plates and hot sauce.
And that’s what Pat’s Barbecue is, my friends. A delicious romp through barbecue to the accompaniment of live music. The weekend I was there with Big E, Amber and the family Blues on First was playing.
I love this band! They played last year at the Snowbird Beer Fest and they were perfect for beer sampling. Turns out they make barbecue even better.
I was thrilled to find red beans and rice on Pat’s menu. After my Atlanta trip last summer, I was happy to see one of my Southern favorites on the menu. I also ordered the 1/4 rack of pork ribs and a Cutthroat.
The red beans and rice did not disappoint. They took me right back to Georgia with just the right amount of spice, ham hocks and beans all mixed together. I wish I could figure out how to make this dish.
The pork ribs! Oh man, the pork ribs! I took one bite and I was in love. The meat was so tender and juicy it just fell off the bone. I took Big E’s suggestion and mixed the hot sauce with the mustard sauce. It was so good! Mmm…mmm…mmm…was had by all.
I also enjoyed the corn bread, but by the time I got to it I was so full I only had enough room for a couple of bites. So good…I can’t wait to go back with Ava sometime soon.
Pat’s Barbecue fills up quick so get there early to grab a seat. You’ll be glad you did!