A few hours of shooting always works up an appetite and on our way home, we found a great BBQ joint called Grumpy's. There's not much out there in the Poconos, so to find anywhere decent to eat is a score. Likewise, as I won our shooting contest, I had earned a free lunch and I wanted to make sure my victory meal tasted as delicious as my friends' defeat (and Grumpy's proved to be the right place for that).
I tried their three sliders: brisket, pulled pork, and pulled chicken. I also ordered a single rib. I know that sounds crazy, but they will serve you a single. I knew I was coming home to Thanksgiving leftovers, so I thought one to taste made good sense.
Using my completely arbitrary rating system, I would give the brisket slider a "B," the pulled pork slider an "A-," the chicken slider a "C," the rib an "A-." Here's the breakdown:
Brisket - Smokey, and great flavor from the rub, but very fatty.
Pulled Pork - Great texture, but could use some spice.
Chicken - Who likes pulled chicken? Not me.
Rib - It had a good smoke ring and was was cooked just right. Not mushy but not tough. This was also a full size spare rib, and I know how hard it is to get full size spare rib right, so I very much appreciated the effort.
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