Monday, June 20, 2016

Vienna Edition: Smokin' BBQ and Wings

Smokin BBQ & WingsVienna is to Parkersburg as Granville is to Morgantown. I think. I kinda considered Vienna just a small suburb of Parkersburg, but I think its time to do right by it by recognizing it as its own city. Yep.

Smokin BBQ & Wings
RL and I recently went to a new BBQ joint in Vienna called Smokin' BBQ and wings. I always love some good southern comfort food (did someone say mac & cheese?), so I was SO. DOWN. If you're here to dine in, they will seat you; otherwise, it looks like you order at the front counter.

Smokin BBQ & WingsThere's a good bit of seating here all in a sort-of down-home BBQ joint feel. The menu spans pulled pork and brisket to ribs and chicken. They were out of the pulled pork tots (because they didn't sell enough -- what?!). But. we made up our minds pretty quickly on what we wanted: The Lil' Sampler Platter. That comes with 1/4 lb. brisket, 1/4 lb. pulled pork, 1/4 chicken, 2 bone ribs, 1 side (mac & cheese for me duh) and a roll or sweet corn cake (we went with sweet corn cake).

Sauces on the table included a hot and sweet, a sweet and mild, a regular and something else that I can't remember.

The pulled pork was my favorite, with a nice flavor and tenderness. The brisket was lacking a bit of a smoke flavor, according to RL, which I'd have to agree with. The ribs were good and messy, and the chicken was pretty moist. I slathered mine mostly with the sweet and mild sauce, so everything ended up tasting pretty good. The mac & cheese could have had some more flavor; it was a bit mild. But I loved the sweet corn cakes.

It wasn't the best BBQ I've ever had, but it was pretty good. 7/10, would visit again.



Grade: B
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