Thursday, March 3, 2011

Blue Pig BBQ

2610 W Broadway

Ardmore, OK 73401

Open M-Thur 11-9, F-Sat 11-3, Sun(summer only)11-3

Update: This joint is CLOSED.

2011: Although I was wary from some other reviews, this joint is just a block off of I-35, and was too convenient to pass up on my way up to OKC. The two side by side Southern Pride smokers on the front of the building didn't do much to boost my confidence. My wife went in to retrieve the order while I waited in the car with my daughter. She came out with a three-meat plate that included some excellent crispy okra.

Unfortunately the pulled pork was a bit crispy too. It was so dry it resembled a tussled head of hair. Brisket wasn't so dry, it just lacked much smokiness at all. The meat was tender, and the slices well seasoned, but it didn't go much further than a decent roast beef. Ribs were the best item on the plate. Meat separated easily from bone, and the fat layers were nicely rendered. Somehow the smoke found its way onto the pork, and mixed well with the heavy seasoning rub. One out of three isn't great, but the ribs would be worth the one block trek if you're already in the neighborhood. I'll probably be driving past to try Budro's up the road on my next stop.

Rating **
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OK BBQ Eaters Anonymous said...

Don't waste your time at Budro's

Blue Pig was incredible when they had their small location out at tha airpark.

Not quite as good at the new location.

OK BBQ Eaters Anonymous said...

Blue Pig has closed their Ardmore location.

Not sure if they are still selling at the convenience store in Sulphur


Each joint is judged on the essence of Texas 'cue...sliced brisket and pork ribs. Sausage is only considered if house made. Sauce is good, but good meat needs no adornment to satisfy. Each review can only be based on specific cuts of meat on that particular day. Finally, if the place fries up catfish or serves a caesar salad, then chances are they aren't paying enough attention to the pits, so we mostly steered clear.