We heard many positive reviews of Bloomfield's YinzBurgh BBQ, and were pretty excited to check this spot out. But with a fairly high price point and only decent meats, I left this one a bit underwhelmed.
YinzBurgh BBQ Offers Lean Meats at a Price
During my visit to Yinzburg BBQ I opted to go for a brisket and rib combination meal which came with three ribs and 1/4 lb of brisket. To round it out I added on two sides and a drink.
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The ribs were on the leaner side for what we are used to but were fall-off-the-bone tender. Unfortunately, there wasn't much in the form of bark or a smoke ring, but there was a decent flavor of the meat overall that we can really appreciate despite these misgiving.
The brisket also followed on this trend and was on the leaner side, and perhaps even a bit dry. The real downside here was that the brisket appeared to be lacking on any discernable rub- so most of the flavor that shined through was the meat that simply needed a bit more to excite my palate.
Sides and Sauces Shine Through
On the flip side, the sauces and sides were pretty delicious here.
On the side front, I ordered collard greens and macaroni and cheese with tomato (which was more tomato than macaroni). Both offered some fairly strong flavors, and I would be remiss if I didn't say that I liked them more than the meat, unfortunately!
The sauces at YinzBurgh BBQ are on the better end with some less common offerings like honey mustard, a smoky tomato, and a spicy barbecue sauce that had a fair bit of kick- something that was certainly needed on the meats (and I am quite glad I purchased extra).
My biggest complaint from the meal was the price. My order plus a few extra servings of sauce ran about $30. Even accounting for the fact that the combination tray had two premium meats in it, I thought it was a bit much for what I got.
Overall, coupling the somewhat average meats with the high price-point makes YinzBurgh BBQ a hard sell for us. The sides and the sauces added a nice pop to the meal overall, but when meats are concerned we were hoping for a bit more.
YinzBurgh BBQ is located at 4903 Baum Blvd in Bloomfield.
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