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Red Hot & Blue
Posted by bakes on 10/07/2011
I take my family there a lot. The wings and nachos are very good. I like my wings naked and then dip them into the bbq. The spicy ranch dipping sauce is delicious. The salads are great. The ribs are mempis style dryrub and decent but not great. I disagree with the turnove rate that another reviewer wrote. I know at least three servers there and they have been there for years. I recommend it if you are in the Laurel area and looking for good eats.
Posted by actprof on 03/14/2009
Relatively inexpensive, but very unoriginal. It feels like a chain - and it is. Food was ok-good. My chicken was moist; husbands ribs were a bit over cooked. Service was prompt, and attentive - but it was a slow, early hour.
Posted by Dr. Risk on 01/12/2009
The original Red, Hot & Blue, it serves a menu of inauthentic bbq in a kitschy restaurant overwhelmed with posters and photographs left over from Beale Street. Forget the bbq sandwiches they are all served on ice cold buns, the Texas brisket come with sauce poured all over it and the Carolina bbq bears as much resemblance to Carolina bbq as a tuna fish it's roast pork chopped coarsely. If you like the big slab St. Louis style ribs (I don't, much prefer baby backs), theirs are not too bad. The fried onion loaf is wonderful, but only for 3 or more. It is so large it will be ice cold before you get halfway through it. Catfish is good, fried okra is always perfect. Skip the potato salad unless you like eating potato skins. The service is mediocre on its best day. They must have a turnover rate of 75%. In a dozen visits I have never seen the same waitron twice. They have an email newsletter and send out coupons frequently and you usually get quite a deal. However, the chances of your waitron knowing about the special, even with the coupon right in front of their face, is about 1 in 10, so be prepared to explain it 3 times, and talk to the manager. If you go for lunch on the weekend you can usually park right at the door. During the week it's impossible. For dinner there is parking in the building garage. The chief thing recommending this joint is it's competition, which is worse. So if you just have to have bbq... But don't say you weren't warned. Bone appetit.