Monday, January 12, 2009

Barbe-Quest: Walt's

David and I have gone on a few quests around Cincinnati. One of which is the quest for good barbecue

Get in Mah Belly's post and one of my work friend's claim that Walt's was really good led us to venture over to Colerain — the West Side, and yes, we did indeed get lost — to try Walt's Barbeque. Walt's is a big red barn that's hard to miss. We went in the summer, so we sat outside. I got the pulled pork, and David got some beef brisket and ribs. We also had Blue Moons, which are on tap there, a plus. I got sweet potato casserole on the side

Our consensus was that despite our high expectations, Walt's missed the mark. Everything was very tender, but there was water all over the bottom part of my bun and David and I deduced from both the puddles on our plates and the consistency of the barbecue that Walt's boils the meat, which keeps it soft but leeches out the smoky barbecue flavor. Decent, inexpensive, but it's no Mr. Pig. [David's note: Maybe they keep the meat in hot water to keep it from drying out. I found the end result strange.]

The surprise was the sweet potato casserole. I can say without a doubt it is the best I have ever had. Crunchy caramelized pecans really put it over the top. I got an extra side of it to take home. Despite our "meh" experience with the barbecue, and the location of Walt's, I'd go back and eat nothing but sweet potato casserole.

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  1. hey! i just found your blog... thanks for the mention! re: walt's, i always eat the ribs when i go there... i've actually never even had their pulled pork or brisket. i do love pit to plate though... yum!

  2. I can tell you 100% that Walt does not boil the meat. That was juice on your plate. Anyone knows the meat releases juices when on a hot-table. Duh.


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