Take a right turn off Zorn Avenue when heading toward the Ohio River, and youâ€™ll soon see River Road BBQ. In fact, youâ€™re more likely to smell it first, as the smoke of burning cherry and hickory plumes through the air.
Barbecue is perhaps the most American of foods â€“ a large slab of dead animal atopÂ burning wood. Thatâ€™s about it. Itâ€™s carnal, rough, and when done right, can be utterly delicious. Barbecue is also one of those things that when done right â€“ or, more accurately, done to each particular dinerâ€™s personal preference â€“ can instill loyalty. Once you find your favorite joint, you go back for more and more. Here are the highlights.
If you like pulled pork, River Road BBQ is a phenomenal place to go and get it. Itâ€™s smoky, delicious, juicy and, between two slices of bread, itâ€™s perfection. If you want to add the sweet barbecue sauce, itâ€™s the one time it works. The sides of beans and potato salad were pretty tasty as well. The beans had a nice waxy texture, while the potato salad was chunky and creamy in equal measure. On the whole a success.
River Road BBQ is popular; thereâ€™s no doubting that. Itâ€™s full of people most nearly every time one drives by. Many people love River Road BBQ.Â Itâ€™s also going to fill you up. Portions are generous and prices reasonable. But sometimes thatâ€™s just not enough, when youâ€™re looking for a piece of meat thatâ€™s been smoked just the â€œrightâ€ way. VT
River Road BBQ is located at 3017 River Road, Louisville. For more information visit www.facebook.com/riverroadbbq or call 502.592.7065.Â