THEY DON’T DO BBQ SAUCE.
We don’t care how good your brisket is, BBQ sauce is part of the experience and doesn’t ‘compromise the integrity of your food.’ It’s like serving fresh bread and refusing butter. The attitude just makes us want to go to Mable’s or Fette Sau instead.
Evidently, a few reviewers on Yelp are discussing this too:
The owner was adamant – he doesn’t “do” sauce.
No matter how much my friend argued, he was adamant that Brisketown would not be a place where people slop sweet brown ketchup on top of his masterpieces.
I won’t be waiting in line for an hour at Fette Sau the next time I want BBQ, let’s just say that. I wouldn’t mind some BBQ sauce, though. Jus’ sayin.
If you expect sauce there isn’t any here, except for third party hot sauces. I completely understand the stance of not wanting the flavor of meat being covered by sauces. But in this case the flavor isn’t is amazing on its own as the owners think, and I think that if they made their own in-house sauce to compliment the meat they could still control the experience and enhance it. Also, if you’re a no-sauce place, why offer hot sauce? It ruins the flavor just as much as bad BBQ sauce. Seems like a contradictory stance.