Red Mile Road
Reviewer's Comments: I got the sampler plate, which had ribs, pork, and
chicken. The ribs were fairly good, tender, good flavor. The chicken was the
breast/wing, and it was almost sawdust dry. It's a shame because the flavor was
pretty good. The pork was sliced, and pretty good. The two sauces available was
a tomato-based, which was pretty dull, and a fairly good mustard-based sauce. I'd had
their slaw before, and it wasn't all that good, so I got BBQ beans, which were very
good. My wife and I also got their Buffalo wings for an appetizer, and they were
awful. Real dry, and no sauce on them.
I'll go back for the ribs and pork, and avoid anything with chicken.
Reviewed By: Jim Neill ( email@example.com ) on 02/08/98.
549 Renyolds Rd
Reviewer's Comments: This is a very non-descript brown building tucked away between the
tire store and battery warehouses. It has not service since it is a walkup window to place
and get your order. They specialize in 'Shoulder'. What you get is 3 or 4 1/4" thick
slices of pork shoulder which has been grilled than smoked. The Grilling cooks it and the
smoking makes it pork jerky. They use hickory boards which have been used a pallets from
on of the local factories as th smoking wood. Rather than tender succulent meat it is
tough and fatty. Sides consisted of a sweet vinegar based slaw which was pretty good and
canned pork and beans. The sauce was very interesting since it didn't have either of the
typical sauce components, vinegar or tomato. It consistied of drippings with very hot
spices, cayenne, chile powder, garlic powder, and onion powder. Atmosphere is based on
getting in and getting out without getting something on you. To be honest, I will have try
the only other entree sometime. It is supposed to be an OK BBQ's Chicken.
Reviewed By:Ken Haycook ( firstname.lastname@example.org
) on 2/17/99
Reviewer's Comments: Don't bother. I can't remember the address but it is the only
one in town with Grandma in it's name. The specialty of the house is the smoked shoulder.
It is sliced before it is cooked. It is then grilled to done. After that it is subjected
to hickory smoke from the burning of old pallets. Yeah, wooden pallets from the local box
factory. The owner gets them for free and breaks them up him self. What you ended up with
was greasy Pork Jerky. The beans were OK but the coleslaw was better. the sauce came in
two flavors, mild and hot. They were both greasy from the drippings which were used to
make them. I was going back to try the chicken but felt pretty bad after the first trip
there. Sorry, not even the hint of what BBQ is suppose to be about.
Reviewed By: Ken Haycook ( email@example.com
) on 4/19/99.
Red, Hot & Blue
874 East High Street
Reviewer's Comments: Excellent barbecue! Definitely one of the best I have eaten. The meat
and sauces are excellent! The hot sauce is really hot. They fries are very good, but the
beans are just average. Service is good and the place has a good atmosphere. Definitely a
place to check out if you are ever in Lexington, KY.
Reviewed By: Travis B. Wood (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Name: Capitol Barbecue
Address: down by the bowling alley (yeah, really!)
User: Kiran Wagle
Time: 5:59:09 AM
How can this place NOT be listed?!?
I've eaten at Capitol Barbecue for almost as long as it's been open (it opened just a bit too late to be included in Real Barbecue, which probably means 1986 or so.) At the time, he was a kid with a BIG brick smokehouse, which he was glad to show to my friend Steve Spero and myself when we drove out there to check it out.
Whenever I'm driving to Lexington, I always try to stop by on a Friday for ribs--if he's making ribs that week! He used to do ribs all the time, but catering has been busy enough that he doesn't always do them anymore, and you have to order them by Wednesday or so for Friday pickup. And he's not open much past lunchtime, so you have to get there early.
I also believe that business is good enough now that he's closed for several weeks, in the winter and again in the worst part of summer.
Needless to say, the ribs are as good as I've ever had. Well worth whatever detour you have to make to get there, but do be sure to go when he's doing ribs.
~ Kiran <email@example.com>