Summer Defined

Baby Blues Bar-B-Q has been open for a few years but it saw recent hype thanks to some well-placed media attention
I finally got a chance to try it over the weekend and it easily is one of the best on the westside.
The music was good, the atmosphere was fun and the food was the definition of summer.
Service to patron ratio is almost 1:1, meaning lemonades stay refilled, extra sauce is quickly delivered and recommendations are easy to get.
We started with delicious BBQ shrimp on cornbread.Because they’re cooked on the same grill as the ribs and burgers they have a shrimpy, meaty, smokey flavor. It was decided that they’ll be making an appearance at Thanksgiving as a reminder or summers-gone-by.
The Memphis Queen is a half slab of baby backs and a half slab of Memphis ribs with two sides (mac-n-cheese and cole slaw). We added a side of corn on the cob and sauteed okra as well.The baby backs were fall-off-the-bone perfect. Tender, succulent, not too smokey- quite different from Mr Cecil’s pedestrian counterparts. The mac and cheese was brilliant, with soft mac, not-too-runny cheese and not-too-crisp edges.The okra was fantastic as well, probably due to the heavy garlic. The corn on the cob wasn’t anything special- it was salty as opposed to sweet which I’m not a fan of. The coleslaw was dry.
We didn’t have room for dessert but it’s a long summer and there’s gonna be plenty more trips coming up.


3 Responses to “Summer Defined”

  1. Matthew K. Says:

    thanks for the review, definitely looks like a place i need to check out.

  2. RICHARD L Says:

    If by “the best on the Westside” you’re referring to BBQ, what else is there, Benny’s?

    How can they even call it proper BBQ, when don’t even have a hardwood smoker.

    Don’t waste the calories and cholesterol, or more importantly, your time.

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