There were some ups and downs - I thought the Hog was over the top great; the kielbasa had a natural snap to it and the bacon was crispy. I also immensely enjoyed the buttermilk fried onion rings, which managed to stay crispy even when cold. The brisket was tender and juicy. The mac and cheese had a nice spicy kick, but the collards were strangely sweet. I think the ribs were dry and a little tough and I’ve never been a fan of pulled pork, so I won’t even comment on that. The wings were over-sauced and not as good as the ones a Bison BBQ in Waltham. The cornbread was cake-like, which will please some and annoy others.
Alex was felt that all the meat lacked flavor, but he enjoyed the other offerings. The staff was friendly – you order at the counter and bus your own table. The menu is quite affordable; our whole meal cost less than $40. It’s a bit of a pain to get to Winthrop, but the parking was easy and we had no wait at 7:30pm on a Friday Night. Those onion rings might be worth the trek.