I recently found the Bucks County Taste blog and contacted Lynn Goldman to see if we exchanged links as we were both blogging about food here in Bucks Co. Lynn was kind enough to link back to my blog and comment on what I was doing. She liked a few things about the blog but was quick to point out that Big Bob’s BBQ was not the Best in BucksCo. – BBQ but rather Oink Johnson’s was. So today Donna and I jumped in the car to try out Oink’s.
Thanks Lynn for the tip, we liked Oink Johnson’s Southern BBQ a great deal. The simple menu, three mains and three sides are executed with a passion for authentic BBQ. Oink makes Ribs, Pulled Pork and Beef Brisket as mains and Green Beans & Potatoes with Ham Hocks, Baked Beans and Coleslaw. The prices are reasonable as well with a Rack of Ribs being only $20. Donna and I got our meals for about $20 and still took home food for the boys. Good value here.
Donna went for the Pulled Pork Platter with Miss Shelley’s Baked Beans and Sonia’s Slaw. The Pulled Pork was very good with the Homemade BBQ Sauce poured over it. The pork was sweet but still maintained a meaty pork taste even with the strong BBQ sauce. Sonia’s Slaw is made from Jack’s Mom’s old family recipe. It’s a cabbage only slaw that needed a bit more crunch and little less dressing.
I went for the Ribs Platter. I got a half dozen ribs covered in the Hickory BBQ Sauce. The ribs were smoked for 5 hours and had the classic smoke ring on each one. The ribs were moist, lightly smoked and sweet to taste. They had a nice density to the texture, not the overrated fall-off-the-bone but rather enough of a texture that you need to bite into them to get the meat off the bone. My only concern was that there was some extra connective tissue that should have been cut off by the butcher or cook before I got it. Not bad but I would rather not have that if I don’t have to. Miss Shelley’s Baked Beans were very good. Donna and I both like the sweet rich taste of the beans that obviously had been baking for hours. But despite hours of baking, the actual beans maintained their shape not like the mush we had been served just down the road and at a more permanent restaurant. The Green Beans & Potato with Ham Hocks were my attempt at getting some vegetables, remember my doctor reads this too, LOL. This side had one bite-sized potato with decent green beans but a great deal of pork hocks. A nice side with all three components cooked well and blending into a savory side order that help cut the sweetness in the ribs and beans. A good combo that I highly recommend.
Both combos come with Corn Bread that is actually very good. A nice light bread, good corn taste, good balance of sweet and salt tastes but slightly dry and little crumbly. Actually it was the second best corn bread I have had after Derrick’s I mean Naylon’s. LOL. BTW Oink Johnson’s is open only Friday’s, Saturday’s and Sunday’s.
Sorry Lynn, I still think Big Bob’s BBQ is still number one on my Best of Bucks Co-BBQ but I think Oink’s is number two. Perhaps we can go together to both places on the same day and compare. That would make an interesting post for both our blogs.
Read other review about Oink Johnson’s here.
Oink Johnson’s BBQ, Route 611, Pipersville, PA 215-518-2056