I did not expect grocery store BBQ to be as good as BBQ served at well established joints around town. I should've known better since Bowie BBQ is a dine-in or take-out counter facing the butcher's counter at Whole Foods. The racks of ribs in the display case looked so gorgeous that I just had to have the ribs plate with mac and cheese and potato salad. The sides were excellent! The ribs were better than those from Franklin's BBQ trailer and Rudy's. Both Rudy's and Franklin's BBQ trailer tend to over-pepper their ribs, and I find that I need BBQ sauce to enhance the meat's taste. I did not use one drop of BBQ sauce for my Bowie ribs. They were moist, flavorful, and slightly crusty on the outside. It was one of the most enjoyable to-go meals I've had. Being able to wash the meat and sides down with cold sweet tea was the cherry on top. I can't wait to try the brisket next time!
Ribs Plate with 2 Sides-mac and cheese and potato salad