Buckwheat’s BBQ

Review by: Michael Stern

** THIS RESTAURANT IS PERMANENTLY CLOSED **

The tumbledown ambience of so many excellent BBQ parlors is lacking at Buckwheat’s, which is a clean and tidy, family-friendly place to eat. But don’t let its decorous demeanor dissuade you. Buckwheat’s smoke-cooked meats, side dishes, and cobbler all are first rate.

Pitmaster Dewayne Jones (who’s been called Buckwheat since he was a child) says he serves “competition style” pulled pork, ribs, and brisket. (He does compete in BBQ tournaments.) For those of us who step into his restaurant for a meal, that means great motley heaps of pulled pork that is lean but lasciviously moist, velvety brisket, tender ribs, and even a few colorful oddities such as BBQ nachos and BBQ tacos. Among side dishes, the locally essential hash on rice is meaty, bright, and a little bit sweet — perfect on the side of pork. Mac ‘n’ cheese is butter-rich and super cheesy. Raw fries, which in fact are thick-sliced potato chips, go well with just about anything.

Much of Buckwheat’s business is take-out, but for people dining in, there’s a pan of fruit cobbler or banana pudding, access to which comes with the meal. Help yourself. Apple cobbler is terrific, its apples home-style firm, its pastry rich and melt-in-the-mouth elegant: a beautifully balanced dessert.

What To Eat

Pulled Pork

DISH
Apple Cobbler

DISH
Macaroni & Cheese

DISH
Brisket Sandwich

DISH
Raw Fries

DISH
BBQ Nachos

DISH
Hash on Rice

DISH
Smoked Bologna Sandwich

DISH
Banana Pudding

DISH
BBQ Sandwich

DISH
Fish Taco

DISH

Buckwheat’s BBQ Recipes

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