Today I got an email for a half-off deal (certificate is worth twice the purchase price) to a local barbecue brewpub that I've never visited before, so I checked out its website. The menu looks OK but every mention of the spareribs was sure to include that they "fall off the bone", which has me wondering if I really want to check it out. It's one thing if the ribs get that way because they're cooked for a long enough time, but if steaming or boiling is part of the process I can't help but think there might be other shortcuts as well. Unfortunately in this part of the country FOTB ribs are seen as "best" because there's just not enough barbecue tradition.
I suppose it wouldn't kill me to give the restaurant a chance, but would anybody else have the same reservations?