Skip Hot Sauce Williams and check out Mt. Pleasant BBQ. Excellent 'Que, fried chicken or fish dinners, outstanding sides. If you're up to the challenge, try the PB (Polish Boy) Deluxe; an all beef Polish sausage, deep fried, plopped in a bun, then covered in pulled pork, a layer of creamy cole slaw, a mound of fantastic hand cut, skin on fries, and all drenched in Mt. Pleasant's mild but flavorful Barbecue Sauce. You might want to ask for the fries on the side, or admit defeat early and just eat it with fork and knife.
A couple drawbacks/considerations:
1. Mt Pleasant isn't in the best of neighborhoods. Not as bad as some I've seen here in my hometown of Chicago or in New York, but for Cleveland, it's a little dicey. I have no problems going there at midnight (they're usually open until around 2:00am). But if you're a skitterish suburbanite (not sayin' you are, just sayin "if
") visit during daylight hours and you should be fine.
2. Limited seating. There's only one table in the joint with two attached seats. If you're traveling with a party larger than two people, you better bring a lawn chair. Of course, the table is attached to a wall, so you'll still only be able to accommodate one other person. Pray for good weather so you can eat on the trunk of your car, or as we here in The Contingent
(a group of like minded Chicago & Milwaukee Roadfooders) call it, "Dining ala Trunk".
Sokolowski's is an excellent option if you happen to be there during the limited times when they are serving food. You should also check out buffetbuster's current thread, "Visiting Main Street Ohio", ( http://www.roadfood.com/F...reet-Ohio-m479472.aspx
) . Although he started the thread in January of '09, there are current updates on pages 7-8 with an extensive focus on Cleveland.
Have a great trip(s)!
Buddy Mt. Pleasant BBQ
12725 Kinsman Rd
Cleveland, OH 44120
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