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Urban BBQ - anyone tried?

Discussion in 'Area Restaurants, Dining and Food' started by StevieD, Apr 13, 2012.

  1. StevieD

    StevieD New Member

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    Last night I noticed that Urban BBQ has opened a few doors down from the DQ in the Ashburn Village Shopping Center. I love good 'que - anyone tried it yet?
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    Don't Say Cheese Photo Broadlands Photographer

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    Yes! I'm not from Texas and I'm no expert, but I really liked the pork. My husband ordered the chicken so we could try them both, and we both preferred the pork. They have different sauces depending on if you prefer Carolina style or Kansas City, etc.

    Give it a try and see what you think! They have Lost Rhino on tap too, which is always a good thing!
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    I think the food was quite good! A great addition to Ashburn. Easy for families. I liked the pulled pork a lot. They have nice smoke rings, but I think I actually like the ribs better. They also have a great beer selection (on tap too). Their mac n cheese and mashed potatoes are very rich, but so good. :)
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    StevieD New Member

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    OK, just got back from having lunch there. My observations:

    1. Nice varied menu - BBQ, plus burgers, chili, etc.
    2. I tried the ribs and pulled pork - both were very good - nice smoke, tender ribs without being too much fall off the bone (a good rib will have a bit of bite to it), nice crusty bits on the pulled pork.
    3. Sides (collards and potato salad, plus tried my wife's cole slaw) were very good - cole slaw has a hint of mustard in it; potato salad is red potatoes, nice big chunks; collards had been cooked with ham hock or pork - nice smoky flavor.
    4. Corn bread was so-so - a little on the sweet side for me.
    5. Service - nice, very quick. It is an order at the counter and pick up your food when the call your name kind of place - paper plates; plastic forks, etc.

    Now, while the food was good, the prices are a bit steep. Burgers are 7 oz and are over $10. Small sides (a small cup) are $2.99. Slice of Key Lime Pie is $5.50. BBQ plates with 2 sides and corn bread at around $10 are probably the best deal. But for an order at the counter kind of place, I thought the prices were a little too high.
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    glencastle The Paterfamilias

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    Been there twice now...the beef brisket is better than the pulled pork.
  6. Madjake

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    Been there once and will go back. We tried the brisket and ribs, both were good but I preferred the brisket. Cornbread and baked beans were ok. I would recommend the soul rolls with the chili cheese dip. Looking forward to trying the pulled pork next time. As mentioned by others, the beer on tap was very good. Doesn't get a lot better than good beer and bbq.
  7. redon1

    redon1 aka Aphioni

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    like it a lot, much more my style than carolina bros. great smoke on the may, delish sizes, the green are wonderful great family atmosphere, we are lucky to have them here
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    'great smoke on the may'????
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    just went to one up in MD last weekend and it was really good!
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    Villager Ashburn Village Resident

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    Before everyone gets too excited and then disappointed and posting bad reviews, I'd like to say that the food isn't THAT outstanding. It's good, the people are nice, and I like it (it's better than Bluz Brothers), but don't go thinking it's going to completely blow you away. Whenever we all start posting great reviews of someplace new the complaints start rolling in because people's expectations were way too high.

    Want some good BBQ, good service, good beer on tap, and a nice local place to go? This is your place. Outside of Texas, anyway. :)
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    redon1 aka Aphioni

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    lol should say MEAT% auto correct kills me,i need to edit better

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    tigercpa New Member

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    How are sizes delish?



    :pofl:
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    redon1 aka Aphioni

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    da bigger dey are, da more delish dey get!

    guess that should have said sides.
    .. lol
  14. Suttonan

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    I agree that the food and beer are good and the people are friendly. For barbecue so much depends on your personal tastes. I like all kinds of barbecue, really, but my favorite is a place called Hite's in West Columbbia, SC. It is a mustard and vinegar based sauce on real "pit" smoked pork and chicken. I love it because it's really good and it is the type of barbecue I "grew up" with as my Mom is from Columbia. I can't get anything like that around here. But...for the barbecue that I've had around here that isn't my favorite, this is as good as I've had. I also like that they have a selection of sauces, that the sides are decent, and as I said...the beer is good. Which doesn't hurt. :) And as a local business I am happy to support it.
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    We're pretty tough on restaurants, and I thought it was good.
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    We went today and loved it. The best part is that they have a couple of tasty options for non-meat eaters. I had the best veg burger EVER there. So good. My husband liked the pork, mac and cheese and slaw. Cool place, SUPER nice people. Looking forward to going back.
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    Went for the first time Friday night.

    Wasn't over- or under-whelmed.

    Definitely don't prefer the cubed pork as my preferred style of BBQ. Sausage was tasty, not too spicy, lots of flavor.

    Pork seemed overly fatty as well.
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    The BBQ sausage at this place is da bomb!!! Get the combo with sausage and brisket with a beer from Lost Rhino (Face Plant is my fave)!!!! Yeah boyyyy!!
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    Need ribs and sausages, stat!
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    Not as good as Carolina Bros, but solid BBQ and good family spot. We really enjoy the place.

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