It's no secret I love Ray Ray's (fka Smackies). And everyone I've introduced it to has fallen in love with it instantly, as well.
I didn't think anything could make better, and then a few months ago, pit boss James Anderson decided to add grass fed brisket to the menu. (insert Homer Simpson drool sound here)
Available Sundays only, and at a (totally worth it) higher cost than the traditional brisket, the grass-fed brisket is so incredibly delicious I'm not even sure I can adequately describe it.
The first time I waited in line for it, the only thing keeping me from grabbing a tidbit of that juicy beefy deliciousness was the fact that it was being cut by a really, really big knife. when I said that out loud, James cut off a fatty little morsel and set it on the edge of the cutting board for me. And as I tried it, I went weak in the knees. The fat on the brisket is like crack. Like beefy, meaty, candy crack.
The grass-fed brisket is served with a tangy and very slightly sweet BBQ sauce made from Dogfish Head 90 minute IPA. The hoppiness is a great pair with the meaty sweetness of the brisket.
The brisket never sits still long enough to be photographed. You'll just have to join me Sunday and get some for yourself. Trust me. This is the stuff that will convert vegetarians.
Info::Ray Ray's Pit BBQ (cart) High St at Pacemont (Clintonville) and yes, they do take credit cards!