My youngest is home from school so we are back on our informal bbq quest.
Last night we traveled from the greater Lawrence area to Winthrop to try
We arrived around 6:00 pm and were the only ones there. We started with soda and a Magic Hat Mother Lager, which was very good, a light bright beer to compliment dinner.
Six dry rub wings came with ranch dressing, which we ignored. I did grab the NC vinegar sauce and mustard sauce to try. Of the 2, I much preferred the vinegar based sauce.
The wings were very good, a nice smoke to them, juicy inside and crunchy outside.
Its a good menu, lots of options. Wednesday the special is a fried chicken plate and they very nicely let me sub fried chicken on the 2 meat plate. I added ribs, mashed and cream corn. Son had ribs and smoked sausage, mac and cheese and green beans. Both came with corn bread.
Fried Chicken was excellent! Smoked and then fried up with a very crunchy coating, I did get a potato-y taste…chips maybe? So hard to find good fried chicken, which is probably just as well!
The ribs were well cooked, but not fall apart over cooked when you eat them. A good balance. I added the sweet bbq sauce which really complimented the rub.
Mashed were fine, home made and the cream corn was pretty good. Peppery, which I like and not too creamed.
Across the table the ribs were eaten with just the rub, no sauces. chased by the green beans. both were much enjoyed. He ate the sausage up first, seemed to enjoy them but ultimately felt there was too much smoke to them?
We brought the mac and cheese, 2 corn breads, most of the potatoes and 2 ribs home.
The corn bread is sweet and looks heavy. I think my husband plans to grill one to have with his coffee.
Overall we liked Blackstrap and if we were closer would visit more often.
The upside of the trip is that I now know where Belle Island Seafood and Angela’s is located.