(some of you might recognize this review of mine from another website....but after eating there another like 5 times, I just have to spread the word. I do not want this place to go away like another favorite did a few years ago as Wisconsinites have a hard time with whats true BBQ... )
SE Wisonsinites REJOICE !! There is a new awesome BBQ place on 74th st and Greenfield Ave in 'Stallis. Went there for lunch one day and was quite impressed !! Its a smaller place with a full bar, high and low tables, and in the summer will feature outdoor dining on a nice brick patio out back. You will have to share that patio with Old Hickory of course. That is the smoker pit they are using for their smoked meat options. A nice sized wood fired pit with rotis shelves very well known in commercial and competition applications. After lunch the owner gave my wife and I a quick tour. I got to meet the daytime pit master and she did indeed know her stuff as we talked about the pit, her seasoning and techniques. They use cherry wood exclusively (one of my fav's as well) which they aquire locally.
For lunch I had the half rack of spares, baked beans, coleslaw and corn bread with a homemade pecan butter. My wife had the pulled pork sammie with sweet potatoe fries. My wifes sammie was very good. Pork was pulled, and very moist. The seasoning was lighter and also a nice light smoke flavor due to the cherry wood used. I would venture to say it was about as good as I have ever made it. Very nice portions. My spares were done literally to perfection. Soooo moist but still with a hint of 'chew', that is to say they did not fall off the bone (the place setting mats talk about such heresy as 'fall off the bone' and explain the appearance of the red ring badge of honor....a nice touch for someone unfamiliar with true BBQ) Taste was great, very nice lighter rub that really let the taste of the pork through along with the great cherry smoke flavor. The beans were very good...not too sweet with chunks of pork throughout. The 'slaw was just the way I like it, slightly sweet with a hint of pepper and other seasonings. The cornbread was good, just a touch on the crumbly side but the pecan butter MORE than made up for that slight shortcoming.
I can not recommend this place enough !!!! In a city severly lacking in what I call true Q, this place will fill the need. Anyone coming even close to Milwaukee really really needs to try this place. More than likely I will be there as I have found my NEW go to favorite !!! 10 stars and 4 thumbs up !!