I love BBQ.
Most “BBQ” isn’t true BBQ, where they smoke the meat under low heat for a loooooong time, using an hardwood like oak or hickory. If you go to someplace like TGI Fridays, they really grill their ribs.
Earls is a chainlet in OKC that smokes the meat, and it’s pretty darn good. I have eaten at the Earls on Western, north of 63rd (which I think is the original), and at the Earls in Edmond.
We ate at the Edmond location tonight. It’s not quite as good as the Western location; maybe their smoker isn’t as broken in. I got the Big Earl (two meats), brisket and chicken. They were both pretty good. The inside of the chicken was a bit dried out, but not too bad. I got baked beans (good) and cole slaw (YUCK, it had cut up bell peppers in it). I ended up trading in the slaw for fries; they were excellent.
The turkey is uniformly excellent. The potato salad was OK, but it needed mustard.
We finished up with peach cobbler ala mode. Yum, yum, yum.
On a scale of 1 to JTs, about a 7.