Step Backwards for Barbecue

Craig LaBan lowered LaBoom on a trio of barbecue spots in his review of Baby Blues this week. It wasn’t enough to nail the University City barbecue joint, he also sliced into Famous Dave’s BBQ Shack and Fergie’s new barbecue menu.

It’s hard to get past disappointing pork ribs, though, at a barbecue joint. And while I’ve had worse recently (see Famous Dave’s above), both the baby backs and the bigger “Memphis”-style ribs left much to be desired, including an overly saucy sweet glaze and lack of dusty rub that left my pal, a Memphis-born ringer, singing the blues.

One Bell – Hit-or-Miss

Philly’s Baby Blues BBQ offers mostly disappointing fare [Philadelphia Inquirer]
Baby Blues [Official Site]