Nothing beckons indulging in some American BBQ when the dog days of summer are in full force. Enter Chuckville, a newly opened BBQ joint in what looks like to be an up and coming F&B complex near Laoximen.
The menu contains a variety of meats you’d expect at any respectable BBQ place. However, there are two standouts. First, the melt-in-your mouth brisket that begs repeat orders. Second, the beef ribs that would make Fred Flintstone proud. Not shy on meat, it falls right off the bone. Kissed with the essence of smoke that takes me back to the backyard bbq’s of my youth.
When eating BBQ, don’t skimp on the sides. The potato mash with burnt ends is an unexpected hit, though I wish the pieces of burnt ends were bigger. The coleslaw is creamy and the creamed spinach is rich in its butteriness. The corn bread, as tasty as it is, is served in a minuscule portion.
The only gripes I have about this place is that 1) there is no homemade bbq sauce to speak of. There is only one option of sauce, and I wouldn’t doubt if it’s of the bottled variety. Come on, Chuckville, you got to step up your sauce game! 2) No baked beans on the menu? Blasphemy!
Overall, a better-than-expected American BBQ restaurant that really serves up some moist and delicious barbecue. The staff is friendly with never-ending smiles. Chuckville can be a bit pricey, but if you can limit yourself to one beef rib shared amongst friends, it shouldn’t be too excessive.
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