We had carry-out from Shane's Ribshack in the Crestview Hills Towne Center last night and I thought I'd provide a brief report. Shane's opened about two weeks ago. They put a "two for one" coupon in last week's Kenton County Recorder so we decided to give them a try. Before we ordered, I printed off the menu from their website so we could make our choices. The website addy is: www.shanesribshack.com/index.php.
When I got to Shane's, there were a number of people waiting to be seated, all armed with the same coupon. I quickly learned that there are a few errors on the website menu. You only get one side order with the sandwich combo instead of the two listed on the website. When I showed the printed website menu to the young woman at the counter, she quickly offered to honor the website menu's claim. I decided to upgrade to the chopped pork dinner anyway, so it wasn't an issue since all dinners come with two sides. The website fails to mention all the sides available at this location. Collard greens and mac and cheese are available in addition to the fries, corn on the cob, slaw, baked beans, and brunswick stew mentioned on the website menu.
I ordered 2 dinners with the baked beans and slaw. My order was filled quickly, and with the "twofer" coupon, I paid about $8.35.
The dinner proved to be a huge mound of fresh pulled pork, somewhat smoky to the taste. A cup of Shane's homemade BBQ sauce on the side was thin and of the Carolina-type of vinegary sauce (our favorite), perhaps faintly sweeter than the Carolina sort but not offensively so. The sauce had a rather pleasing peppery taste as well. There was so much pork that we couldn't finish it. The remaining pork is in Tupperware and will be eaten for lunch this afternoon.
The baked beans were not sweet but again a bit peppery and quite good. Cole slaw was good but not particularly special. We're likely to try Shane's again and plan to try the collards and the mac and cheese. I also want to see what they do with ribs.
Shane's is a chain that is based in Georgia. It looks like they're trying to expand rapidly, primarily across the south.
Hoggy's has yet to open at this location. Why they'd want to have two 'Q joints in one mall is beyond me. It'll be interesting to see which one survives.