Only if you go to Just Q’in because I’m convinced they are the best in town. Matt (the owner) started with a food truck, then opened a little shop in Newtown near Wags Park and has since opened a second location in Walnut Hills. They care about three things and it’s right on their logo:
Faith. Love. BBQ. It took me about 30 minutes of sitting in the restaurant before I noticed the pig in the flame of the logo. Oye – I think I was hungry. This location is small and very busy at lunch. There’s no lot – so you have to get street parking as best you can. You order at the counter and take a seat and wait for your barbecue delight to be delivered.
The menu was killing me – I had such a hard time deciding what to get! I love pulled pork – but Ribs are always amazing. Then the sides – mac & cheese? Baked beans? What to choose? Then they had dessert!!?! So yeah – I pretty much got a bit of everything. Just Q’in does a heckuva catering business as well.
I previously had tried Matt’s ribs back in the food truck days. I lived over near Colerain and he had an extra slab and offered to drop it off. I didn’t have anything planned for dinner so he dropped it off. Larry and I could smell the delicious. We stood at the counter – just to take a peek – before we got the rest of the dinner together.
We proceeded to eat the entire rack right there at the counter. No silverware. No napkins. Hell – we didn’t even open the sauce!!!! We just INHALED that rack of ribs in about 10 minutes flat.
So yeah – I was ready to revisit that experience! 🙂
I landed on rib tips – they were a little cheaper – and I could get a pile of them – and still get to choose my favorite menu item. The pile was smoky and delicious. Look at that pink rink of smoke – perfect! I always find with ribs that parts of the rib are juicier than others – so a few pieces were a little dry – but there was such a pile – I had plenty of perfectly juicy tips to choose from!
Then the sides – I OBVIOUSLY had to get macaroni & cheese. I am not typically a fan of homemade but always try it – hoping to find one I like. This was it!! It was PERFECTION! It was cheesy – with real cheese – not a Velveeta-like cheese sauce. The noodles weren’t baked to the point of mush – they still had a bite to them. OMG – so good!!! Then – the cornbread. I just can’t even – it was perfect – with that little drizzle of honey. It was sweet and didn’t fall apart. So freakin delicious.
Lastly – I had to get Peach Cobbler (it’s my Mom’s specialty – and now mine!). I can’t believe I’m going to say this – but this peach cobbler is the ONLY cobbler I’ve ever had in my life that I would choose over my mom’s. Now the only reason I would choose it over hers – is because I didn’t have to make it – but flavor wise – it is PERFECTION! It’s served warm which basically had me passing out after the first bite.
Why Should You Go? Really – if you got this far – you already have about a dozen reasons why. So just go!!! I know I’ll be back!