Food Porn: Kentucky Greg’s Hickory Pit

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I don’t know how we ended up at Kentucky Greg’s Hickory Pit; we were driving around aimless one night and realized we were near by.  I’ve been hearing only good things via some of our twitter followers lately about Kentucky Greg’s and I was eager to see if it lived up to their praises.

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We sat down right away, which was nice, though there were not many patrons dining there that night.  There was definitely a “southern” feel in the restaurant, similar to when eating at Fat Bob’s Smokehouse.  Pictures and memorabilia cover the walls, bottles of sauces sitting in empty 6 pack holders, and some good music playing (in this case, some old jazz).  The waitresses were all very friendly this night and all in all it was a very homey atmosphere.  But what really impressed me about this place was the speed of service.  I swear we had barely ordered our meals when the soup appeared.

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We started our meal with a bowl of Chicken & Sausage Gumbo.  This was quite a nice surprise; the gumbo was fantastic (the best I’ve ever had).  I loved every spoonful and it was so good Alli and I had to almost fight over it.  The broth wasn’t a thick sloop like with other gumbos I’ve had, it had a real nice consistency and the bowl was packed with rice and big juicy chunks of sausage and chicken.  It wasn’t incredibly spicy but had a great strong flavor, I highly recommend it to anyone.

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For her meal, Alli ordered the Create your Own Combo, where she choose the sliced beef (which I think was brisket) and some pulled pork.  While the pulled pork was tender and covered in homemade BBQ sauce (which has a rather sweet and smoky flavor), the sliced beef was really the star of the dish.  You also get a choice of two sides with the combo, Alli picked the French Fries (which had been highly recommended by several twitters and turned out to be McDonald’s-esque) and their homemade Texas Toast.

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I ordered the Memphis Style Pulled Pork Sandwich, with a side of Hickory Baked Beans.  Maybe the best part of this sandwich was the Texas Toast used as bread which was crispy enough so that it held up while trying to eat this sloppy mess.  The cole slaw was piled on top of their pulled pork and of course the whole thing was covered in BBQ sauce.  It wasn’t a huge sandwich, but it filled me.  Their baked beans were good but nothing outstanding, it tasted essentially like any can of baked beans you made at home.

When we left Kentucky Greg’s we were stuffed and very satisfied.  We were served right away by a friendly waitress, our meals seemed like they were ready the minute we ordered them, and the bill didn’t empty my wallet.  While I am in no way an expert, I would recommend this place to anyone who was in the mood for some good BBQ in Buffalo.

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One thought on “Food Porn: Kentucky Greg’s Hickory Pit

  1. Would love to see the menu posted,was wondering if you serve stuffed hot peppers as an appetizer….

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