Dreamland BBQ in Baton Rouge is open

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  1. red55

    red55 curmudgeon Staff Member

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    Dreamland BBQ in Baton Rouge is open in the Southdowns shopping center on Perkins Road where the old Uncle Earls used to be. Parking sucks, as usual but I got a slab of ribs and a pork sandwich there yesterday and I rated them both at about 8.5, which is high on my scale.

    Its eastern pork barbeque, of course. No beef brisket. Some competition for the Texas-style BBQ around here, I guess.

    The ribs are the same "dry" type as the Tuscaloosa original, but they serve more sides than just white bread.

    Dreamland
     
  2. StaceyO

    StaceyO Football Turns Me On

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    Red, how does the Baton Rouge location compare with the original one in Tuscaloosa?
     
  3. tirk

    tirk im the lyrical jessie james

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    no comparison.
     
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    red55 curmudgeon Staff Member

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    The franchised Dreamlands offer a bigger menu and slick, fern-bar-like decor. Smiling white college kids from LSU are waiters and bartenders. They have BBQ pork sandwiches and the regular BBQ side orders. Also BBQ chicken.

    The Tuscaloosa original Dreamland only sells ribs with white bread and the place has more character with its ancient appearance and older black employees.

    It's the same style of dry ribs, though. I bet there's an old black guy in the kitchen.
     
  5. LuvDoc

    LuvDoc Founding Member

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    Not been home in awhile. Is TJ Ribs still open and a good place for bbq?
     
  6. Bengal B

    Bengal B Founding Member

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    TJ's is still open and the babyback ribs are as good as ever.
     
  7. xxdavitonxx

    xxdavitonxx Founding Member

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    Ive lived in Baton Rouge for 28 years and im sad to say Ive never ate at TJ Ribs. Please forgive me for I have sinned. :)
     
  8. cadillacattack

    cadillacattack Illegitimi non carborundum est

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    They have a Dreamland franchise in Roswell ,GA a few minutes from my house and I've eaten there a few times. IMO, it's not as good as the original, and I suspect it may be because of the "cooking time" issue referenced earlier in this post. Hard to beat the one in T-town, but even that one is not as good as it once was.
     
  9. ramah

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    Interstate BBQ in Memphis ... on I-55 ... ribs outta this world

    with those killer BBQ beans loaded with pork

    Wished they'd franchise one in BR ... to die for ...

    it'd put a Bama slamma (lock and key on the door) of this new dump
     

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