Judges tabulating #brisket results #bbq #contrabandphoto #montana #stevensville #creamerypicnic

Judges tabulating #brisket results #bbq #contrabandphoto #montana #stevensville #creamerypicnic

Our #brisket box ready for turn in to the #pnwba judges #bbq #smoky #instafood #instagood #instamood

Our #brisket box ready for turn in to the #pnwba judges #bbq #smoky #instafood #instagood #instamood

The #brisket getting placed in the judges #box #pnwba #bbq #foodpic

The #brisket getting placed in the judges #box #pnwba #bbq #foodpic

The #brisket flat getting attended to! #food #fun #beef #bbq #good #pnwba #bbqclass #smoky #smell

The #brisket flat getting attended to! #food #fun #beef #bbq #good #pnwba #bbqclass #smoky #smell

Our #brisket gets a flip on the #weberbullet #bbqclass #food #bbq #bbqpictures #grill #grilled #fun #foodie #foodpic #dayinfood #washington

Our #brisket gets a flip on the #weberbullet #bbqclass #food #bbq #bbqpictures #grill #grilled #fun #foodie #foodpic #dayinfood #washington

We went to Jim ‘N Nicks BBQ in Denver yesterday for lunch.  As has been my experience in the past, the locals raved about the brisket.  He did have one caveat  though and sad last time it was laden with beef fat.  Yuk!  I love Brisket, but like pulled pork even more.  Fortunately, they had an interesting sandwich on the menu that was the best of both worlds.  It was kind of a double decker thing that had both brisket & pulled pork.  I chose to get it with the coleslaw which I found out after the fact was award winning.  The slaw was unique in a very good way.  Vinegar & Mustard with interesting spices.  The Sandwich was best tackled with a fork & knife.  The brisket was tender with a small pink stripe on the top.  There was very little fat cap on it, but it was still present and I trimmed as much of it off as I could.  The pork was interesting.  It was a shaped like a mop brush and an octopus had too much tequila and a few months later here’s a surprise.  I am still searching for good lunch bbq.  

We went to Jim ‘N Nicks BBQ in Denver yesterday for lunch.  As has been my experience in the past, the locals raved about the brisket.  He did have one caveat  though and sad last time it was laden with beef fat.  Yuk!  I love Brisket, but like pulled pork even more.  Fortunately, they had an interesting sandwich on the menu that was the best of both worlds.  It was kind of a double decker thing that had both brisket & pulled pork.  I chose to get it with the coleslaw which I found out after the fact was award winning.  The slaw was unique in a very good way.  Vinegar & Mustard with interesting spices.  The Sandwich was best tackled with a fork & knife.  The brisket was tender with a small pink stripe on the top.  There was very little fat cap on it, but it was still present and I trimmed as much of it off as I could.  The pork was interesting.  It was a shaped like a mop brush and an octopus had too much tequila and a few months later here’s a surprise.  I am still searching for good lunch bbq.  

Podnah’s in Portland, OR
Apparently, this place was featured on Diners, Drive Ins & Dives. I got to go yesterday, oblivious to that and in the middle of a computer-intense training session. It was just what the doctor ordered. Menu was simple. Portions were ample. Ambiance was just what I needed to break up a day of looking at the computer. All the sauces were kept in 4-pack holders of one of my favorite beverages, Cock & Bull ginger beer (non-alcoholic), which I thought was pretty cool. I would love to have indulged in some beverages, but we were on the clock and the boss was buying. Everyone else got the brisket sandwich. I just could not try brisket without sampling the pork, so I got the 1/4 lb combo of each with a side of BBQ beans. It was the highlight of my day & my 37-hour trip to Portland, so I am not going to say anything bad about the place. But I will say this: If the Easter Bunny brings them an Egg for Easter this year, next time I probably will have more nice things to write about the food!

Podnah’s in Portland, OR

Apparently, this place was featured on Diners, Drive Ins & Dives. I got to go yesterday, oblivious to that and in the middle of a computer-intense training session. It was just what the doctor ordered. Menu was simple. Portions were ample. Ambiance was just what I needed to break up a day of looking at the computer. All the sauces were kept in 4-pack holders of one of my favorite beverages, Cock & Bull ginger beer (non-alcoholic), which I thought was pretty cool. I would love to have indulged in some beverages, but we were on the clock and the boss was buying. Everyone else got the brisket sandwich. I just could not try brisket without sampling the pork, so I got the 1/4 lb combo of each with a side of BBQ beans. It was the highlight of my day & my 37-hour trip to Portland, so I am not going to say anything bad about the place. But I will say this: If the Easter Bunny brings them an Egg for Easter this year, next time I probably will have more nice things to write about the food!