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Re: “A throwback

Unnecessary, immature, abstruse review by a snarky writer who entirely missed the point by looking for a few snappy cheap shots. HB BBQ has been quite successfully turning out quality barbecue, and very happy customers, for over 50 years, likely much longer than this effete reviewer's been alive.

"If the food was fabulous, we probably could get past the quirks. But, it's not, with the exception of the barbecue, which was by far the best thing we tried. Both the beef and pork served chopped or sliced were smoky, tender and succulent." What the hell else do you want from a BBQ joint? Seriously. You were expecting maybe the NYT's Julia Moskin's Grilled Cheese Sandwich? Or Jaques Pepin's pork and beans? Or fried pies by Kate McDermott, author of "Art of the Pie: A Practical Guide to Homemade Crusts, Fillings, and Life"? Really?

You went there and ordered a grilled cheese sammich - intended for little kids - and a patty melt? Who really does that?

You go to a BBQ shack for barbecue. Period. If they do other things well, fine, but I don't order salmon at Doe's, I don't order chicken at Sonny Williams, and I sure as hell don't expect Craig's to toast me up the best grilled cheese sandwich or patty melt on the planet, or at all for that matter. If you wrote a review of any of these, or many other excellent, places in this town and slammed them for turning out second rate - or, what were your words? - "between run-of-the-mill and abysmal", items that weren't their signature dishes don't think for a minute there wouldn't be a similar backlash.

And yes, HB does have a Facebook page. (Hello! It's 2017!) I'd suggest you check it out, which any intrepid reporter worth his or her BBQ would have done before incorrectly dissing the place. You'll be chagrined to see the backlash your trashy review evoked. A whole lotta love out there for HB's BBQ. You stirred up a hornet's nest. I'd run, if I were you. Smart move, not signing your review. ;)

This review proves nothing other than that you haven't a clue what you're writing about. Time to consider taking over the Obit Page, or, perhaps, writing a book on "How to Lose a Job in 500 Words or Less".

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Posted by lighiche on 08/14/2017 at 1:48 PM


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