Barbecue in Windsor CTJune 23, 2017 in the United States
Well......TA's no. 1 in Windsor, right next door to the hotel was an experience!
All the great and the good of the backwoods, including ourselves, were there. A queue of 10 minimum throughout our visit. It's a popular place. And it's easy to see why!
We opted for the 2-meat combo for me: chicken, pulled pork with sides of beans and broccoli salad. MTC went for the half-chicken. Both with sweet sauce. A Sea Hag IPA for me and water for MTC. In case I wouldn't have enough,
I ignored the no-starters rule and had the wings. There were other sauces on the table, e.g. Kansas Sweet, Texas hot pepper and two others. The plastic cutlery and the kitchen roll of paper were also handily set out on the table.
The photos tell it all. Words fail me as I try to describe the food. The chicken was dry but plentiful. The pulled pork was juicy. The beans were not vegetarian. I found a slice of Texas sausage in mine. There was a sauce on the beans but it seemed to have an undercurrent of sugar or maybe molasses. An exquisite challenge to my sheltered tastebuds. The wings were juicer than my previous attempt, at the Puritan Backroom, but the sauce was not as nice.
We did our best. The dryness of the chicken defeated us in the end. I ate all my wings, all my pulled pork and my broccoli salad, most of the chicken and about a third of the beans. The IPA was delicious. Fittingly, Sea Hag is brewed by the New England Brewery in Woodbridge CT about 50 miles south of here, just north of New Haven where our tour began two weeks ago.
Having missed out on the Big Pig Rig on the way out, in nearby Meriden, we have at last ticked the barbecue box. Once and done, y'all. Maybe we didn't miss out after all.
After scraping off the prison-canteen tin trays, on which the food is served, into the waste bins we departed exhausted and sadly the wiser. Another VLL.
And an extra month's deferral of my medical checkup after I get back.Read more