The expression "Thank God it's Friday" has recently taken on a new meaning for the Taste Buds.
Yes - it still means that it is the last day of the work week, and the Buds are (hopefully) about to enjoy the weekend.
And every two weeks it still means that it is payday and the Buds will feel rich for about an hour.
But, after a recent trip to Barnesville, it means something ever better than that which is mentioned above: it means that the Two Stack Bar-B-Que is open!
You see, the Buds have a real knack for identifying delicious barbecue, and we can honestly say that the folks at the Two Stack have nailed it!
The Two Stack Bar-B-Que sets up shop every Friday in Barnesville at the corner of Church and Chestnut Streets. If you are able, we strongly recommend you high tail it on over there.
As with most barbecue trailers, the menu is pretty simple, composed of dinners, sandwiches and bulk meat options as well as the standard sides of cole slaw and baked beans.
The dinner options include pulled pork, chicken, ribs or brisket and all are served with slaw, baked beans and dinner rolls. And, ranging from six to eight bucks, they are a great value.
For those who might have a hankering for a yummy sandwich, the barbecue offers both pulled pork and brisket. If feeding more than one, patrons can purchase bulk meats such as pulled pork, full and half slabs of ribs and whole or half chickens.
The Buds couldn't wait to dig in. One Bud opted to try the sandwich special, which included a pulled pork sandwich, side item, bag of chips, and even a drink - all for just six bucks.
The pulled pork was literally piled on top of a white bun and the sandwich was almost too big to take a bite-almost! The meat had just the right spice, not too salty and not too sweet, and it practically melts in your mouth. With the cole slaw and chips, this was a full meal that kept one Bud satisfied the entire day!
The other Bud could not pass up the BBQ stuffed potato. A large, smoked potato filled with cheddar cheese and a whopping scoop of their barbecued pulled pork on top, this sucker weighed nearly 3 pounds! Or at least it felt like it did.
The Bud thoroughly enjoyed this lunchtime feast. The potato was cooked perfectly and the pulled pork was tender with just the right mix of sweet and spicy. With the melted cheese to boot, one hardly needs the butter and sour cream that comes on the side. Being full after just half of the meal, it was a terrific bargain at just five bucks. In fact, said Bud can hardly wait to get another one!
Wanting to sample the chicken, one Bud took a chicken dinner home to share later with her family. The smoked half-bird was divine. Juicy and tender with a side of their yummy sauce. The cole slaw was also fresh and delicious as were the baked beans.
Needless to say, the Buds would definitely visit the Two Stack again and recommend that you do the same! Just be aware that there aren't picnic tables handy, so you'll have to find somewhere to eat the delicious food. Totally worth the trip!
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