Sunday, March 15, 2015

DCity Smokehouse - Bloomingdale

I haven't posted an entry in nearly three years, so I'm a little rusty. This is going to be more of  a turbo review.

This place is essentially a carryout that is more like a hallway than a room. It has one little countertop running along a wall across the way from the window where you pick up your food. There's a nice hip-hop soundtrack while you wait. I wouldn't recommend eating here. When it gets busy, it gets very cramped.

The food is quality. The brisket is smoky and a little too salty for my taste, but it is nonetheless tender and juicy. Similarly, the sliced pork rib was excellent as well. There's a nice smoke ring around the meat, and it has a little chew so it doesn't just dissolve into mush in your mouth. Admittedly, it is a touch dry, so using a little BBQ sauce helps. Both are good -- the hot sauce is savorier and tangier, while the sweet sauce is balanced and approachable. In isolation, I would have preferred the hot sauce, but my side dish had so much heat, I leaned on the sweet sauce during my meal.

To be honest, my favorite part of the meal were the jalapeno grits. Creamy, rich and spicy. I couldn't get enough of them, and are well worth a return visit alone.

A very good place. Not cheap, but definitely worth trying at least once.