Does This Look Like Shreded BBQ Pork To You? W/Qview

Discussion in 'Pork' started by ronp, May 14, 2009.

  1. ronp

    ronp Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    I was at the casino for lunch and have been avoiding their buffet because of the quality. I usually get a bowl of soup or a sandwich at the deli. They had a senior's special today for 4.95 and one item was listed as Shreded BBQ Pork so I thought I would give it a try.

    I know this is a poor cell phone pic, but believe me even a thousand dollar camera couldn't help this pathetic crap. Had to use a knife to cut it and chew like hell. Sorry to say, I needed to use a toothpick to get the crap that was stuck between my teeth.[​IMG]

    I hate to say it, but it was barely even worth the 5 bucks. The cottage cheese was good, bean soup was just alright, fruit was not ripe.

    I should have known better. Oh well, I need to talk to the GM about doing some REAL BBQ, you never know. They paid me 500 dollars to do a 40 minute seminar on slots, done that 8 times, easiest 4 k I ever made. Maybe they will listen to me, you never know, worth a shot.

    Strange what people in the food business call BBQ isn't it?
  2. richoso1

    richoso1 Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Ron, the pic wasn't available to view. But, you're right about what some folks call Q, especially in the food biz. Better luck next time around.
  3. sea_munky

    sea_munky Smoke Blower

    Sorry for the bad Q Ron but good luck on your proposal to 'enlighten' them to the virtues of real Q.

    That's funny that it was so tough. Most places that try to pass off shredded pork as real Q just crockpot or stew the meat, shred, and soak it in liquid smokey barbecue sauce. In these cases, it's usually all mushy. Unfortunately, there's gangloads don't know the difference.
  4. pineywoods

    pineywoods Smoking Guru Staff Member Administrator Group Lead SMF Premier Member

    Dang Ron it looks real bad looks like a red x thats nasty stuff [​IMG]
  5. ronp

    ronp Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Let me tell you I would have been ok with it if they used liquid smoke or some resemblance of smokey flavor.

    Is the pic showing up now?
  6. ronp

    ronp Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Another try at the pic with photo bucket. Sorry this should work.
  7. bigbaldbbq

    bigbaldbbq Smoking Fanatic SMF Premier Member

    I'm not sure what that is.
  8. jdt

    jdt Smoking Fanatic SMF Premier Member

    you should have taken it to the GM and had him try it, a casino of all places can afford to spend 20 grand on a nice big cooker, in this day and age of push button cookers and stokers the guy moping the floor could have done better with box store rub. They probably got one of them high pressure cookers that does 100 lbs of anything in three hours, its fine for most people but not even close to real que for flavor, texture and bark.
  9. mavrick813

    mavrick813 Smoke Blower

    I call you crazy if you put that stuff any where near your mouth. Mike
  10. mballi3011

    mballi3011 Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    RUN that doesn't look like anything we all cook. Was that sauce or did you sneeze? Don't you hate it when somebody tries to sell you something that you know isn't really what they say. I would definely think twice about eating there again. soup????
  11. memphisbud

    memphisbud Smoke Blower

    Bizzare Foods should look that place up! Looks like "nasty bits".
  12. smokingscooby

    smokingscooby Smoking Fanatic

    That just ain't right. Funny how some places just slap some sauce on a piece of meat and call it a bbq.
  13. blacklab

    blacklab Master of the Pit SMF Premier Member

    X2 Ron your a braver man than I am or hungrier Cause I wouldn't have bought or ate it.
  14. mulepackin

    mulepackin Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Remember, if you can't smell smoke, it isn't BBQ! I would think you have developed some pretty good credibility with mangagement, and they ought to listen to you regarding this issue. But of course, they are just management after all.
  15. hog warden

    hog warden Smoking Fanatic

    I saw something the other day that looked just like that....except it was in the middle of the road and still attached to the possum.....or rather what was left of him. Slots seminar? What do you need to know except don't do it. Are you suggesting you can actually win money from those things?
  16. reichl

    reichl Meat Mopper

    after I have started smoking I don't ever get "BBQ" sandwiches unless its from a place that specializes in BBQ. After seeing all the great food you pump out Ron I am suprised you eat out at all!
  17. ronp

    ronp Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Not suggesting you can win money specifically, but you can and need to know money management, read the pay scales, etc, and yes get lucky. I write a monthly column and my sign off is "GOOD LUCK, AND DON"T FORGET TO HIT THE CASH OUT BUTTON!

    Thanks man, I do it just to get away from the house for a few, otherwise I don't. I have never had any BBQ here since I lived here 12 years. Why waste money?
  18. Ron... sorry to say this, read your post the the ladyfriend, the picture didn't post above, when I scrolled down to this picture, she said looks worse than what the cat threwup... I see a calling for you to improve the Q at this casino... and Just a suggestion... find out when their bbq pork is being made again, and do up some real Q and have the GM sample both side by side, and tell him it will take a long time to convince people to come back, but in the long run business would boom, and would be worth it for him to have you train there COOKS (apparently not CHEF) to do a great Pork Q.

    thanks for sharing this
  19. the dude abides

    the dude abides Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    That's nasty.

    But from their point of view, they've got a captive audience. And hey they got $5.00 from the master of the Q. Just imagine what they pull in from the seniors who bus in from the nursing homes who are happy to have anything other than pudding.

    Sad, sad, sad.
  20. gnubee

    gnubee Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Hey Ron a couple of questions.

    Were those slimy looking slug-like things alive?

    Did you win $50,000 for eating more than the other contestants?

    What is Joe Rogan like in person?

    Apparently Fear is not a factor for you. [​IMG][​IMG]

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