The BBQ Snob's Charlottesville Area BBQ Review
I am a true confessed BBQ snob! I competed in the BBQ circuit for over 7 years. I have won nationally and state wide. I am a certified BBQ Judge. I am a member of MABA and the KCBS. I written BBQ articles locally and nationally. I have been featured on Good Morning Charlottesville and interviewed by the Discovering Channel . I have been invited by the Jack Daniels World Championship BBQ contest. I cooked for over 32 tears and run my own catering business for over 7 years.
I have given BBQ lectures and cooking classes with over 100 people in attendance.I have been seek for advice by many local BBQ contest organizers. My opinions are my own. I do not wish any ill harm to any of our local BBQ joints. My criteria is simple, if you want to make real barbecue please have the respect to take the time to at least use wood!Also keep it fresh!
Belmont BBQ - Charlottesville, VA 22902 One of the best BBQ joints in C'ville. Sometime the BBQ can be dry! Just tell them to stir the pot. Some people like the slop bucket . Yuck ! Wes uses a gas assisted smoker with real hickory!
Spry's Barbeque - Charlottesville, VA 22903 -
Great Vinegar base BBQ. The vinegar sauce will come out of your nose!
George uses a gas assisted smoker withe real hickory!
Big Jim's Barbecue 2104 Angus Rd., Charlottesville, VA, 22901
A C'ville legend. Too bad. If the new owner followed the same recipe of the old owner it is not made on site. I think they ship it in from NYC. If you want a cheap deal this place is it. If you are looking for real BBQ go somewhere else. Hey Mcdonalds has made trillions why not Big Jims!
Jinx's Pit' Stop Barbeque, Charlottesville, VA
What a character! Known better for his "high Jinxs" than his BBQ. Ask for slaw on his BBQ . He uses a home made cooker and does use real wood. He cooks pork to about 180 degree's and your will notice little globs of fat in your sandwich (they call that profit) Also I would too be very proud to have a bunch of Yankees to declare my Q the best lol. Reference to a bunch of NYC Magazines. Very quirky place. Full of character.
Hog Heaven BBQ & Catering Ruckersville, VA
They have a home made cooker. Looks very well built. They use wood. The last time I tasted their BBQ it was dry. I think given the right time it could be rather tasty. I was not impressed with the sauces.
Pee Wee's Pit on Valley Street, Scottsville,VA.
Well what can I say! Pork cooked in a crock pot yum yum yum!!! (a propriety secrete my foot lol)
Smoken Eddie's BBQ & More 14971 Spotswood Trl, Ruckersville VA
I think they have a wood cooker. The last time we stopped there my 11 y/o son chewed my out because it was way too dry and bad . I met the owner and she seem nice. I am sure you could hit this place on a good day.
Buck Island Country Store ( Bayou) 2243 Thomas Jefferson Pkwy, Charlottesville, VA 22902
Sauce sauce sauce and $15 a pound for BBQ . I feel sorry for the pig .I never see smoke out of that cooker in front of the store.Where is the smoke taste?
ZydeCo. 12 Elliewood Ave., Charlottesville, VA
How Charlottesville yuppie do BBQ ,they don't get dirty. Use electricity! Not BBQ . Also very expensive!
Blue Ridge Pig 2198 Rockfish Valley Hwy. Nellysford, VA 22958.
The essence of what BBQ is. Strawberry looks and acts the part. he uses a real smoke house with wood.
Enough said. Go and try these place for your self.If you don't agree let me know . Also if you think your favorite BBQ joint is good enough to win a BBQ contest . We would love to you in Louisa VA in July.http://pigsontherun.com/queandcruz2008.aspx