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Double S BBQ, Cambridge WI (9 pics)

What's your favorite place (aside from your backyard) to eat BBQ?
Post Wed Sep 12, 2012 11:14 am
ScreamingChicken BBQ Deputy
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Location: Stoughton, WI
Double S BBQ has been around for awhile but they only recently (May) opened an actual restaurant, so last Saturday I took a drive over to Cambridge.

One of the well-known local businesses is Rowe Pottery Works.
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Boaters, fishers, and Lawn-Boy enthusiasts might be interested to know this little bit of Cambridge history, posted in Ripley Park. Lake Ripley is in the background.
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Double S is located in a small strip mall on US-18. While waiting for the door to open at noon I sat at one of the picnic tables and enjoyed the smoke. And every barbecue joint should be located next to a beer store!
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There are only a few tables inside.
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I was a little disappointed that the Cajun specialties were unavailable but the Taste of Madison had been held the previous weekend and they hadn't restocked yet. I wonder what was under the piece of paper...pork, maybe? Double S is licensed to sell beer, which is listed on a separate board. And yes, they sell Shiner.
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I decided on the 2-meat plate and since ribs weren't going to be ready for another hour I chose brisket and sausage, and added sides of beans and cornbread.
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The brisket had a light smoke flavor and was pretty good, but I really liked the spicy smoked sausage from Beasley's.
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The cornbread had a light, mild flavor that I liked but according to the owner's wife it doesn't seem to be very popular. It wasn't sweet or cakey and while a dollop of butter certainly wouldn't have hurt I thought it was fine as it was, but it was also fresh out of the oven so maybe that had something to do with it.
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The beans tasted beany, meaty, and slightly smoky without any sweetness, which was a nice change from baked beans.

I'm looking forward to another visit so that I can try the boudain links and balls.

Brad

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