Acme smokehouse and Barbecue Company BBQ Review
Acme Smokehouse & Barbecue Company - 2891 Seminole Tr
I am always excited to visit a new BBQ joint. I recently visit acme smokehouse. The atmosphere was definitely bbq : wood chairs very humble setting. The joint is in an old house which has been home to many failing restaurants. The menu was on a board over the counter. Somewhat awkward to order. Drinks were from a soda fountain with free refills (no ice tea !) Menu was beef brisket , pulled chicken and pork sammich (pulled)
Beef Brisket: was actually good. It was shredded not sliced , over cooked but very edible. Heavied on the cattleman's sauce. a hint of smokey taste
Pulled chicken: was edible but not smoked. or barbecued.
Pulled pork sammich: very disappointing. the pork was dry and tough. no bark. I had the sauce on the side , it was OK. It appeared the pork had no rub. I think they cook it NC style : charcoal and no rub.
Final review: I will give them 3 out of five butts. I think their pork will get better with time. It is not championship quality but it is a right step in the right direction for C'ville!
Sides: who cares, it is all about the "Q"
The Judges Score card : Beef Brisket Taste 6 , Tenderness 7 Appearance 6
Chicken 1 over all not BBQ
Pulled pork Taste 4 , Tenderness 2 , Appearance 5
KCBS scoring applies 1 disqualifies ( not real BBQ. 2 to 9 ( worse to best)
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