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An unexpected find in Fort Thomas, KY

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Post Tue May 24, 2011 4:11 pm

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Fort Thomas, KY is a suburb of Cincinnati just a few miles south across the river. It's kind of a quaint town that would make you feel like you're stuck in the 50s. There is a pub there that typically used to draw a younger crowd, but during my past few visits I've experienced a more diverse crowd.

With the opening of a dining patio, I think they started taking their food a little more seriously. Case in point, the brisket sammich.

I wasn't even going to eat, but my lovely lady noticed it on the menu so I asked the waitress about it. It sounded legit so I ordered it.

It was pretty doggone delicious. Their "Texas Sauce" actually reminded me of sauce I'd had in small bbq joints in TX. The brisket was very tender and had a good smokiness in the bark.

I was surprised to say the least. This is a place that has typical pub fare like burgers, nachos, and quesadillas - items that take no more than 10 minutes to make. However, I did ask the cook about the brisket and he said that they cook it on the smoker with oak for at least 8 hours and finish by roasting it with a bit of the sauce.

The name of the pub is the Olde Fort Pub if you ever find yourself close to it and are looking for a place to eat.
A bbq is only PARTLY about the food. It's MOSTLY about getting together and hanging out in the backyard with friends.

Post Tue May 24, 2011 7:28 pm
ScreamingChicken BBQ Deputy
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Nice find! I have a trip to southern Ohio scheduled for August; I don't know if I'll have the time to visit Olde Fort Pub but I'll certainly keep it in mind.


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