Upper Union St. restaurant Rubbin’ Butts BBQ is under new ownership and management and is now known as Pig Out BBQ.
The menu is the same though new Manager, Brandon, assures me that everything is homemade.
I tried the same platter of meat as my last visit and I have to say that the brisket was as tender as ever, the ribs sweet and falling off the bone. I liked the Carolina pulled pork even better than before. The spicy, sweet, vinegary taste was more pronounced.
This time I chose the macaroni and cheese for a side because Brandon told me he made it from scratch, himself. The macaroni was a long, ridged spiral tube and the cheddar cheese sauce was creamy and rich.
My other side was the bacon baked beans. Sweet BBQ beans with big chunks of bacon.
While packing up all my leftovers, Brandon slipped me a chocolate cake brownie.
Hours later, for my midnight snack, I indulged in this chewy, chocolaty brownie with thick fudge frosting and white chocolate shavings. Then I died and went to heaven.
Pig Out BBQ – excellent food, super friendly staff
1599 Union St. Schenectady 518-346-7447 (PIGS)
Open: Mon-Sat 11:00 am – 8:00 pm
Sun 11:00 am – 7:00 pm