Friday, February 24, 2012

Goodwood BBQ

Recently an old friend wanted to meet up to discuss selling his home. Since he works in Draper, I thought that it would be nice to try Goodwood BBQ again. I had not been there since June 2010 and was craving BBQ when we arranged the time and location; the food at Sugarhouse BBQ was fresh on my mind.

I ordered the Two-Meat Barbecue Platter with 1/2 rack of baby back ribs and apple-smoked sliced turkey breast. For my two sides, creamy coleslaw and house barbecue beans. It looked pleasant enough until I began eating.

If you had never eaten BBQ before in your life, this would be okay. I remembered the place as being pretty decent in the past. Having been spoiled with great BBQ at such places as Sugarhouse BBQ in Salt Lake, Blues City Cafe in Memphis, TN, and various establishments in the Carolinas, Georgia and Tennessee, I had high expectations. I guess what my wife says is true, I am a food snob.

The only flavor in the ribs were in the sauce; no flavor in the meat. They actually brought me out Texas hill country beef brisket instead of the apple-smoked sliced turkey. The brisket was my favorite part of the meal. It was tender and had a great smokey flavor. She did bring me some turkey, but it was dry and tasteless. The beans were okay; unfortunately nothing will likely ever compare to the delicious baked beans at Sugarhouse BBQ.

I wouldn't be surprised if the meat was already delivered to the restaurant cooked and they warm it and pour sauce over the top. My friend seemed to be happy with his dish. He is either more content in life than I or he picked a better dish.

If you are looking for a good restaurant at the south end of the Salt Lake Valley, go somewhere else. There are plenty of options in that area. If you are craving BBQ, spend the 30 minutes to drive further north to Sugarhouse BBQ or Pat's.

Happy Eating.

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  1. Probably like most of us, your friend was settling for sub-standard taste because of overwhelming gratitude at not having to cook it. Some of us aren't so crazy about cooking!

  2. We felt the same way about this place. The food was just Ok, but nothing special.


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