Sunday, February 28, 2010
Woodstock: JD's Bar-B-Que
I was in the mood for BBQ yesterday so I headed to JD's in Woodstock. It is not the most obvious stop---5 or 6 miles from the interstate---and was clearly a small-town place. Several of the customers were regulars but they treated strangers like me just as nicely.
I went for a combo plate to get a better feel for their food. The beans were from a can and the onion rings were just OK, but the meat was superb. (And that's what BBQ is all about.) The ribs were of the fall-off-the-bone variety. The brisket was extremely tender and juicy and had nice streaks of fat in it. The sauce was tomato-based but not as thick as some and very good. I sprung for the Texas toast to replace the standard white bread; call me a philistine but I am not a fan of white bread, even with BBQ. The Texas toast was definitely the right choice, with very good texture and flavor. Overall, a very satisfying experience.