Oh, this place was good. Really good. As an aside, I really enjoyed the Western and Native American themed paintings in the place. It was a very welcoming restaurant.
I ordered the Combo Dinner, which is two meats. I got smoked chicken and chopped brisket. The chicken was a bit (just a bit) dry, but really good. The brisket was really good. I got green beans (EXCELLENT) and mac and cheese for the sides. The mac and cheese could have used a little more cheese, but that’s trivial. The chicken, BTW, was breast meat that had been cut off the chicken, which made it a lot less messy (I try to reduce any BBQ to a pile of bones; preferably, the bones should look like they had been bleaching in the desert for a couple months).
I also had part of one of Ian’s four ribs. This was a Good Thing. On a scale of 1 to JT’s, that taste was a 9. Yes, 9 out of 10. It was GOOD. That good.
Erin got a kids meal with smoked turkey. It was tender and good.
Raegan got a Combo Dinner as well, with pulled pork and turkey. Both excellent, she said that the turkey was the best part.
They had two sauces. The “mild” was very sweet, and very, very mild. The “hot” was not all that hot, but was very tasty. I ended up mixing the two, about half and half, and it was a perfect mix.
Raegan got carrot cake for dessert, and she reported it was OK. A philosophical comment: do not go to a BBQ restaurant for carrot cake. A brownie, maybe. Cobbler, sure.
A note about the iced tea: The unsweetened tea was just what I would expect. Strong. The sweet tea? My very cute and tea-loving roommate said that the sweet tea was “exactly the way sweet tea is supposed to be made”, or words to that effect. It was good also (I don’t mind sweet tea, after all I drink Coke and Dr. Pepper), but it was really sweet.
This place was good. I look forward to my next visit.
Bedlam BBQ is just east of Lincoln on NE 50th. Our check was $47. The place had one family there when we got there around 1745, and we were the only ones there at 1845.