Bub-Ba-Q is a place that popped onto my radar with an Atlanta Magazine article from July of 2010 which, after their ranking of the top 5 BBQ places, listed the other places they had tried, by county. This list was invaluable, providing places I had no idea about. Now Cherokee County isn’t a place we often frequent for food, but on this Saturday afternoon we’d been to Camping World and were right down the street. This is the second location, branching out from their original location in Jasper.
They had a slew of sauces to choose from and the hot and saucy one was very tasty. These folks have won a ton of awards – they line the walls and shelves of the restaurant. Best ribs, best pork, best chicken and several Grand Champions (according to their web site including the first two contests they entered). So many choices.
Always curious as to the kind of ribs a place offers (she prefers Danish baby backs), my beloved asked about theirs and our server brought us one to try.
This was a very meaty rib, which knocked it out of contention for her. I, on the other hand, decided to order a rib plate with pork and dry ribs (the sample was covered in the sweet sauce), with sides of fries and green beans.
The ribs were decent, not stunning, and the pork was fine. The green beans were the best thing on the plate.
One of the things I wanted to try was the burnt ends, which are only available as an appetizer, not as an entree meat. So my beloved ordered the burnt ends appetizer with sides of baked beans and slaw.
The burnt ends were disappointing – kind of tough and stringy. But the baked beans were good and she enjoyed the slaw. Maybe we just hit them on a bad day, otherwise, it might be a great barbecue place to go to for a vegetable plate.