Posted: Mar 3, 2006 7:18 pm
wow, april, my head is kinda spinning by reading that you like demos' downtown but you think NC BBQ is nasty. you're really unpredictable
i dined at demos once with a friend who's got little kids (they like the cheese toast) and it was just like a denny's in my opinion. ridiculously pedestrian and totally bland.
i just find it kinda odd that you've demonstrated some truly indie taste and have a truly indie aesthetic but you don't like grimey's and phonolux but you do like the really ordinary demos and the really ordinary noshville. not that food and music tastes are at all related, but i at least equate "taste" across the board (in your mouth and in your style and preferences)
i think noshville is really ordinary because i lived in NYC for 18 years, and they honestly do win hands down on deli food across this nation
what i like about NC BBQ is the vinegar based sauce. smoked meat is smoked meat if you do it right, no matter where you live. my former roommate, a PA native and current brooklyn resident makes the best BBQ i've ever tasted - perfect pink smoke ring on his brisket and the pork.... just melt in your mouth, easily shredded off the hunk o shoulder.... if you are in brooklyn again, check him out - Bar BQ (6th ave/20th st., park slope)