Tuesday, March 1, 2011
Buz and Ned's Real Barbecue
Buz and Ned's, one of the main attractions here in Richmond VA for BBQ.
Ordered 1/2 rack of baby back ribs with a side of sweet potato fries. Let's take a look at the bark on the rib, it has nice caramelize color. The meat is neither dry nor wet, with just the right amount of moisture. I'll get into more detail on the rib later on. This nice piece of buttered char grilled bread also comes with the meal.
Sweet potato fries, it's yummy good. Fries are crispy on the outside and soft on the inside. Seasoned properly with salt, really balances well with the natural sweetness of the sweet potato. Sweet potato has lots of fiber therefore, it's a great counter to the protein of the ribs.
Now lets admire the baby back rib itself. Mmmmmmmmmmmm. Here is the anatomy of the ribs, starting with the outside. A nice layer of charred surface with just right amount of caramelized BBQ sauce. Then you see a slight thin layer of pink, don't worry it's cooked. The pink is from the smoking of the meat from the smoker. Finally a layer of juicy tender meat just before the bone.
One word to describe Buz and Ned's rib is "Balance". The right balance of smokiness, sweetness, savoriness, and vinegariness ness ness is what makes their BBQ so yummy.
Continuing with the "Balance" theme, Buz and Ned's has a decent selection of beer. This Arrogant Bastard Ale by Stone brewery is the perfect beer to accompany your rack. The malty and grapefruity flavor of this beer really balance well with the flavor of the ribs. I highly recommend ordering this beer when you order your rack.
The nice dark brown color of the beer also has a nice brownish head to go with it. What a great beer this is...
If you are a BBQ rib lover, you have to give this place a try. Best time to visit is just before 6 p.m., otherwise you'll be waiting quite a while in line to order and to get your delicious food.
1119 N. Boulevard
Richmond, VA 23230