Bleu House Market – Norcross, GA

I love the chance to meet one of my girls for lunch.  And when the lunch spot, unbeknownst to us, ends up being a barbecue spot, it’s a double win.  Looking for some place new to try, one of her co-workers told her that the Market, in Norcross, was her “kind of place”.  Unsure what they meant by that, we decided to give it a whirl.

The menu is fairly varied, with broad sections – snacks / salads / entrees / barbecue sandwiches and “naan-wiches”.  There is a focus on barbecue from their smoker and there were four kinds of sauce on the table (I liked the Hot Mama Vinegar and Colonel Mustard – with the brisket, in my belly).  My lunch date had one of the naan wiches (an open faced sandwich on naan bread), served with a side.  She chose the smoked turkey, with aged cheddar and bacon and the broccoli salad.

Notice the massive amount of turkey on this sandwich.  I tasted the turkey and it was moist and smoky – a tough balancing act in barbecue.  They have what appears to be a Southern Pride smoker in the back and somebody knows how to use it.  I chose the brisket after being told that it was simply rubbed with salt and pepper and then smoked for twelve to fourteen hours.  It was served with two sides, so I chose the mac-n-cheese (what better accompaniment is there for barbecue?) and after the lady at the counter described the tomato salad as sliced heirloom cherry tomatoes in a lite vinaigrette, I chose that for the second.

The brisket was moist and fork tender and there was plenty of it on the plate.  The tomatoes were at their nearing-end-of-summer peak and made for a bowl of sweetness mixed with tartness.  The mac-n-cheese was creamy and almost too hot to eat.  And there was a house-made biscuit.  What was not to like?  I’ll be looking for a chance to return.
The Market Menu, Reviews, Photos, Location and Info - Zomato

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