Darn Good ’Q at That BBQ Joint

The Willy Street shop serves the classics plus a few unorthodox options

Entrée choices include ribs, smoked chicken and brisket chili, while side orders of coleslaw, three-bean salad, baked beans and jalapeño cornbread muffins make it a meal.

Entrée choices include ribs, smoked chicken and brisket chili, while side orders of coleslaw, three-bean salad, baked beans and jalapeño cornbread muffins make it a meal.

PHOTO BY MARTHA BUSSE

Using “joint” to describe a restaurant is usually considered a pejorative. Yet it’s a moniker that barbecue places enthusiastically embrace. As it should be, here at That BBQ Joint it’s all about the meat—ribs, pulled pork, brisket and chicken—slowly smoked to sublime tenderness. The three stupendous sauces are homemade, just like the classic sides: coleslaw, baked beans, collard greens and hand-cut fries. A tad unorthodox, brisket tacos and chili are nonetheless superb. Both dinners and “by-the-pound” orders are available for carryout. Aficionados of ’Q are hard to please, but this joint is sure to make them sit up and take notice.

That BBQ Joint
1511 Williamson St.
709-1300, thatbbqjoint.com

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