Wednesday, May 13, 2009

Highlight #175: Meaty ribs - Maddy's

I didn't grow up on bbq, but I do know a rack of good ribs when I taste it. And this rack at Maddy's was mighty tasty. As you can see, getting enough meat off the bones is not an issue here. This version leans towards soft and juicy rather than more charred and smokey. That's not to say that there is no good smoke flavor on the meat. It's just not the overriding note. There were smiles all around the table as we sat elbow deep in sauce and meat juice.

I first heard of Maddy's from a girl who is very opinionated about her bbq, especially the sides, which apparently is telling of a place's quality. She highly recommended the potato salad here, saying that the potatoes are in identifiable chunks rather than having been turned into something of a mush. It's hard to see the chunks in this photo, but there are indeed there and the mayo based dressing did taste fresh. I also enjoyed the beans, which also held their shape and had a great balance of sweet and tang.

We visited at lunch time some weekends ago and the dinning room was almost empty at noon. Although from the look of the stage set up, it's probably a pretty lively music venue in the evenings.

1479 Scott Blvd.
Decatur, GA 30030 - 1425

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