I thought it odd at the time. Living in Freehold, The Cabin was always just a decent burger and beer joint to eat at before karaoke in nearby Adelphia. Times change
A few years before Covid, The Cabin started doing BBQ. They got the equipment and a real deal pitmaster, but I only found out all this recently. I had some of the best burnt ends I’d ever had there. Made me wish I had time to sit and eat a rack of ribs. But, don’t take my word for it
Join me for a BBQ feast at 1 pm on Saturday June 11, 2022 at The Cabin 984 RT-33 Freehold
We used to go to The Cabin occasionally ages ago. No HoDown for us as we aren’t doing any indoor restaurant dining. Jersey Shore BBQ E. Brunswick is our go to for bbq. (Ate inside before Covid; after, curbside pick-up until vaccinated and then take-out.) Perhaps next time we want bbq, we’ll try take-out from The Cabin.
On the plus side, the ribs were smoked properly and had good texture and flavor, but the bbq sauce was just too sweet. The teeny plastic cup of greens were possibly the best thing I ate there, but the beans tasted of … I’m thinking Dr. Pepper soda? In any event they were also waaaay too sweet. Came with a side too so we got onion rings ( sysco. )
Kudos to all for avoiding this one. Just too many better BBQ joints around to pay this much for this stuff. Oh well.
Well two comments (but I’m not a huge bbq guy so forgive my ignorance) but the size of ribs seems “ok” but WTF with those sides? You literally had to share a roll? 1 pickle slice? That seems pretty skimpy to me. Also looks way over sauced to me. Hope it was good! I prefer to add my own with a little kick to it.
I think the platter was probably intended for one person, not two. And I had thought “burnt ends” were like New Orleans “debris”, but evidently not. (And the pricing seems inspired by Aarzu’s lamb chop appetizer.)
Burnt ends in the KC of my youth were the end pieces of brisket and sat on a tray on the side of the slicer right at the start of the line. And they were free, along with pickles and Wonder Bread. We would always make an extra sandwich for breakfast the next morning