Friday, September 4, 2009

Stick to your Ribs!

After enduring a painful year of watching my favorite BBQ joints close; I was excited when Flaggstead Smokehouse opened in Farmington. If you like BBQ, this place is a must visit. The owner knows his stuff, using recipes handed down for three generations. I made my way over there one Sunday afternoon and ordered ribs, brisket, smoked sausage, beans and slaw. I rolled up my sleeves and dug in. The ribs are substantial, very meaty and perfectly seasoned. The brisket was the best I’ve ever tasted, and by far the tenderest. I was pleasantly surprised to discover that they use Martin Rosol’s sausage (My favorite! Topic of a future post, perhaps?), spicy with a lot of snap! Sadly, I did not try any of the sauces after hearing some negative feedback. But don’t let that deter you! I didn’t miss the sauce as everything is so tender and well-spiced. Beans and slaw were flavorful, but the star of the show is the meat. I hope to have photos up soon!

DO check it out: