Most meals on the menu start with Shane's barbecue sauce, which is concocted from a secret recipe passed down from generation to generation, much like folktales, uneaten fruitcakes, and the location of the Holy Pail. Saddle up with one of Shane's feastful plates such as the famously meat-melting ribs ($12.49 for half rack and $19.49 for full rack), which are wistfully glazed in "Big Dad's" secret barbecue sauce and cradled in a smoker for hours until moist and tender. The decadent, slow-cooked pulled pork ($8.49) or savory beef brisket ($9.99)—both of which are smothered in barbecue sauce before being nestled between two slices of texas toast—will require at least three napkins or an old bridesmaid's dress to keep your hands clean. Shane's poultry pastimes include tenders ($4.99 to $7.99), wings ($6.99 to $13.99), and a chicken-salad sandwich. All plates are served with texas toast and two sides, including baked beans, fried okra, french fries, French mimes, corn on the cob, and mac ‘n’ cheese. Shane's can also slide a ton of flavorful sandwiches, salads, and over 20 gluten-free options across its counter.
Commence your Cajun- and Creole-laced meal with an appetizer of cornmeal-fried jumbo shrimp with rémoulade ($7.95), cornmeal-fried oysters ($9), or the roulade of house-smoked salmon crème fraîche ($7.95). Low Country barbecue fanatics find solace in Flatiron's made-from-scratch sauciness, such as the North Carolina–style mustard sauce on the pulled-pork sandwich served with coleslaw ($8.75) and the bourbon-barbecue slathering the slab of St. Louis pork ribs (with hand-cut fries and coleslaw, $14.75). For a genuine New Orleans experience up north, try the fried-oyster po' boy dressed with lettuce, tomato, and rémoulade on a baguette ($10, also available with shrimp or catfish). Devotees of pub food can grab a hefty half-pound cheeseburger with pepper jack, lettuce, tomato, onion, and ancho mayonnaise ($8.50); the Flatiron gumbo with chicken, shrimp, and house-made andouille sausage ($5.95); or the house-made chorizo and black-bean chili ($5.50). Put a cap on your appetite with a finishing slice of homemade sweet-potato pie ($5) or a custard bread pudding with bourbon anglaise and shaved chocolate ($5).
Gallo’s Pit BBQ lives by three words: “low and slow.” Though it doubles as a good tip for limbo, this phrase refers to a Southern-style barbecue method that begins by cooking meat languorously over a pit filled with lump charcoal and wood. Before meat meets flames, grillmasters rub each cut with their signature spice rub to create a flavorful crust that complements its tender insides. Finally, they slather on a tangy and balanced barbecue sauce, which they perfected with more than half a decade of tweaking and tasting.
After settling down in tall booths or long benches in the brick-lined dining room, guests devour platters of brisket, pulled pork sandwiches, and pieces of chicken. They can also stick their forks into sides of made-to-order coleslaw and baked beans studded with bacon, brown sugar, and Kentucky bourbon.
The Smokey Bones BBQ and Grill is so much more than just a restaurant- it’s the ultimate social experience. They claim to specialize in three things: “Good food, good drinks, and good times.” They deliver on that claim, searing the dry-rubbed, prime cuts that they source to culinary perfection. Recipes are simple here at the Smokey Bones BBQ and Grill, where they employ a philosophy of “less is more.” Rather than using overpowering spices and flavorings, which they believe detracts from the quality of innately good food, they just let their top-quality ingredients speak for themselves. The slow-cook their pork for 11 hours overnight, pulling it to succulent perfection before it reaches your plate. A trip to the Smokey Bones is one that will stay with you both for the quality of the food and the friendliness of the ambient atmosphere.
If you love big, noisy barbecue joints with a fun atmosphere, then you’ll enjoy spending time at Holy Smoke BBQ. They have two locations in Ohio, one in Columbus and one in New Albany. Their menu includes the usual beef brisket, pulled pork, ribs, chicken and smoked sausage, but they also offer a bulk menu where patrons can purchase meats and side dishes by the pound, half tray or whole tray. Holy Smoke BBQ has its own food truck that is available for any type of event. They offer full-service catering that includes set-up and all serving utensils and paper goods. With a wide array of quality barbecued meats and side dishes, along with alcoholic beverages, Holy Smoke BBQ is the kind of place where you can relax and linger a while.