Today I planned on my next smoker review – THE HORIZONTAL – however, before I get to that I want to give you some Q’ REVIEW!! Yesterday, my wife and I drove to
for BBQ and a BEER. Wait, WHAT!?? “You drove 280 miles to eat BBQ and have a BEER!??” Yes, GET TO KNOW ME! POTTSVILLE, PA.
So, the wife and I drove to
Oldest Brewery in for a brief stop at the
YUENGLING BREWERY brewing since 1829.
Then we headed back down route 61 to IT’S JUST BARBECUE in POTTSVILLE,
PA IT’S JUST BARBECUE is located just north of
the CABELA’S off route 78. Deer Lake,
Let me add, this part of
is hard working, blue
collar people. Every field seemed to be
filled with pickup trucks and pumpkins (hunters in blaze orange). The common America practice of the ‘deer
drive’. Hard work and deer huntin’ –
that’s Pennsylvania . (As a side note, I planned on getting’ out to
hunt this mornin’ but spent a bit too much time around the fire last
night. As my good buddy Mike says, “You
can’t serve two masters!” ) AMERICA
|Notice the Traeger's in the background|
After the quick photo-op outside, I checked out the TRAEGER SMOKERS chuggin’ away in the parking lot. We ordered a sampler platter (only $17.99) that included pulled pork, beef brisket, smoked chix breast, ¼ rack, 2 sides and sauce samples. We also ordered the brisket chili.
|The SAMPLER with chili|
We sat down and I grabbed the paper towels to ready for the inevitable. ALL good Q’ joints need paper towels on the table. My wife was not happy with her seat because she was facing the beautiful flat screen tv – only because it was showing 1,000 WAYS TO DIE. Not exactly appetite inducing!
My wife makes an award winning chili so she tends to be ‘chili critical’. However, the diced brisket in this chili makes it very nice.
The pulled pork was VERY moist and the SWEET/HOT sauce was delicious!! I highly RECOMMEND this sauce. The brisket was diced, for those who prefer a sliced portion.
The beans were EXCELLENT. I wanted to take a tub and a spoon for the ride home but my wife gave me that, “You’re kidding me, right?” look.
The smoked chix breast was VERY MOIST. The breast was sliced and had a great taste helped by a good rub.
It is clear from the New Holland Summer Fest BBQ Competition awards within the restaurant IT’S JUST BARBECUE is getting the job done both as an establishment and on the competition circuit. OH! I HAVE TO MENTION the STUFFED BAKED POTATO. The folks next to us ordered two. The potato was filled with, well, WHATEVER you want!! Including cheese, onion, jalapenos…next time, for sure.
So, for that next trip out to CABELA’S be sure to turn LEFT out of the lot onto rt. 61 NORTH and get yourself to IT’S JUST BARBECUE for some good ol’ Q!
Yours in SMOKE,