Saturday, July 22, 2006

AW's BBQ Pit - Durham

Address - 5204 Hwy 55 Durham, NC 27713
Style - Counter service, sit down restaurant

AW's replaced the Lewis BBQ on NC 55. Lewis had decent sides, but insipid barbecue. I had heard good things about the barbecue here, so I had high hopes. The restaurant itself was unchanged.

I had the chopped barbecue plate, with hushpuppies, potato salad and stew. The sides were good. The barbecue looked great, lots of the appropriate brown bits that comes from cooking over fire. BUT the vinegar in the sauce was overwhelming. I could not taste the meat.

Maybe this was just a bad day. I'll try this again. It has promise.

Update- AW's has a counter in the food court of the Triangle Outlet Mall in Morrisville. I didn't try it. The mall is nearly dead.

1 comment:

Michael Collins said...

Better try AW's again-perhaps you had a head cold.Can't agree with you on some of your choices however(Danny's in particular). Q and hushpuppies are by the favorites among my circle of friends who frequent AW's bbq pit.
AW's is by far the most consistent in offering smoky tangy flavorful bbq in the triangle.