Manuel's Tavern is at Highland and North Avenue. It has a reputation for excellent ribs as well as being a watering hole for the Democratic Party loyalists. The place is steeped in character. Nothing here is new, everything is comfortable.
Chris Rozell, Justin Romberg and I all had a half rack of ribs. which lived up to their reputation. They weren't smoky, but they did have a fork tenderness that made you tug just a bit to pull them off the bone. Chris and I liked the sweet sauce but Justin thought it was a bit much. The associated fries are OK, but the star of the late is the ribs.