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Friday, June 11, 2010

BBQ Smokehouse and Catering-Sebastopol

I went to the BBQ Smokehouse in Sebastopol a week ago with my family. It was our first time there. This place is right next to the Sebastopol Cinemas.

When I walked in, I saw a self serve soda machine, old west style decorations, old fashioned red and white plaid tablecloths and picnic tables. I also saw some Gold medals, Silver medals and Bronze medals. That made me think that this place must be pretty good to get all those medals.

The way it works is that you walk to the counter to order, you get your soda cup, and then you go fill your soda cup up with soda, or water or lemonade if your dad says "no soda tonight".

I ordered Smoked Chicken Wings with a small side of cornbread and macaroni and cheese. I have to say that the macaroni and cheese was The Best. It was cheesier and more flavorful than that Kraft stuff that my sister Rylee eats. Blech!

The wings were a little chewy, but in flavor they had kind of a smokey flavor and I liked the flavor, but not the texture. The cornbread was the best cornbread I've ever had. My dad said it was the second best he'd ever had, after a place he found in Tennessee 10 years ago. He said that if the BBQ Smokehouse deep fried their cornbread, it would be his Number 1. My dad kind of fell in love with deep fried cornbread in Tennessee..it kind of made him a cornbread snob.

My dad had an order of Memphis Style BBQ pork ribs. He said they were the best ribs he's had in Sonoma County, and that says a lot. My dad LOVES ribs. He's been kind of depressed since Pack Jacks burned down a few years ago, but I think he's finally over it after he had these. They fell off the bone, had sweet smokey flavor, and didn't have a lot of sauce on them. You could add your choice of 3 sauces on the table to em, but in my opinion, my dad still makes the best ribs. My friend Calvin also loves ribs, but I'm not sure if he's tried this place yet. I will definitely recommend it to him.

My mom had the pulled pork sandwich with cole slaw, and she LOVED it. She definitely recommends it. I didn't get to try it, so I'll just have to take moms word for it.

My sister, Rylee, had the kids order of Mac and Cheese. Not Kraft Macaroni and Cheese, this was the homemade kind. She liked it! She also had some of my dad's ribs, which she loved.

For dessert we shared an order of Sweet Potato Pie and an order of Warm Brandied Bread Pudding. I liked the Bread Pudding the most. The Pudding was crunchy on the outside, and soft on the inside, just the way I like it. The Sweet Potato Pie was a lot like pumpkin pie but it was made with sweet potatoes. It was okay, just not my thing. I like cherry pie.

So my ratings are as follows:

Service-Medium Speed. The servers were nice and friendly.
Cleanliness-3 out 5 stars. It's an outside place, so kind of like a picnic.

Overall, I give this place 4.5 stars! That's pretty good for a BBQ Place!!

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  1. Hi Logan,

    You gotta try that pulled pork sandwich. My wife and I love it. Fact is, we're going there tomorrow night (Wednesday, June 30).

    I like your blog.

    Mr. G

  2. Hi Mr. Gurney!

    I will definitely give the pulled pork a try...have you tried their mac & cheese? It's delicious!


  3. Yes, we've tried the Mac and cheese. You want to try Sebtown's best Mac and Cheese? I recommend that you go to the Starlight Cafe in Gravenstein Station. It is the best! It's a definitely grown-up form of Mac and Cheese and you'll need to use your best manners. It's a nice place set in an old railroad dining car. It would be a great place for you to review.

  4. Hi Mr. Gurney -

    I can't wait to give the Starlight Cafe a whirl! Keep checking for their review. Thanks for the tip.