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"STICKY FINGERS" bbq>Any good>? - Thu, 11/18/04 7:50 PM
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I see they have a location in Chattanooga, when I will be visiting. Ayone tried any of their locations>? Thanks...

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RE: "STICKY FINGERS" bbq>Any good>? - Thu, 11/18/04 8:08 PM
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Went to the Charleston, SC location and it was pretty good, for a chain, anyway. But then when you live in New York, any southern barbeque is darn good.

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RE: "STICKY FINGERS" bbq>Any good>? - Thu, 11/18/04 8:42 PM
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Tried it in SC-- I say stick with the independents!

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RE: "STICKY FINGERS" bbq>Any good>? - Fri, 11/19/04 8:27 AM
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Anywhere from fair to bad.I think the only good thing about them is the variety of sauces they have.The ribs are nothing to shout about and they are pricey too.Been there twice,The first and the last time.

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RE: "STICKY FINGERS" bbq>Any good>? - Fri, 11/19/04 8:38 AM
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Ughhhh...




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RE: "STICKY FINGERS" bbq>Any good>? - Fri, 11/19/04 8:57 AM
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Yep. Pricey. Their BBQ is just ok. I was pleased with their ribs. Very tender and tasty.

One of their restaurants is within 2 miles of my house and I've visited only once. Simply nothing to shout about.

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RE: "STICKY FINGERS" bbq>Any good>? - Fri, 11/19/04 11:03 AM
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My family and I used to go to the one in Charleston, as Yankees we were a little wary of the roadside shacks. Other than buying the sauce for when we bbq up north - it's really not good for much. SOOOO much better off in an independant joint.

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RE: "STICKY FINGERS" bbq>Any good>? - Thu, 12/9/04 6:27 AM
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Looking for good BBQ and hushpuppies! when driving on Hwy 95 in North Carolina near Smithfield and Selma? Go to Holt Lake BBQ on Hwy 301. You exit 95 at Hwy 70, go west the short distance to Hwy 301, then take a left onto 301 and go south. It is several miles down the highway. you will cross the neuse River and go until you see Holt Lake BBQ "around the bend" on your right.
You may want to call ahead to find out the days they are open. I always eat there when in the area! If lucky, (sometimes they run out of desserts before the end of serving) you may get a complimentary dish of banana pudding. The German Chocolate cake is great too. Price is good also. Cree Forman

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RE: "STICKY FINGERS" bbq>Any good>? - Thu, 12/9/04 1:16 PM
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IMHO the ribs are standard as in Chili's, or Longhorn and I'd have to rate them OK. If I want BBQ, I head for the old, timey road food, BBQ places that dot the South. And as I've always said, BBQ is like sex -there is none bad, just some a little better than others.

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RE: "STICKY FINGERS" bbq>Any good>? - Thu, 12/9/04 8:01 PM
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When this Yankee goes south the first stop for me is the Sticky fingers in Myrtle Beach, I am totally hooked on their ribs especially their sweet sauce and their dry rub. I do not find them to be expensive and do find the overall quality of this chain to be outstanding. The desserts were top notch also. Some one out there has to agree with me. Rat

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RE: "STICKY FINGERS" bbq>Any good>? - Fri, 12/10/04 5:44 AM
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CR - you need to branch out to more road food-type BBQ places and I think you'll find many, many more better sites in the South than Sticky Fingers.

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RE: "STICKY FINGERS" bbq>Any good>? - Fri, 12/10/04 9:48 AM
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Originally posted by oneiron339
. And as I've always said, BBQ is like sex -there is none bad, just some a little better than others.

....and I always thought Bill Clinton said that. One iron, are you the REAL international man of mystery?

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RE: "STICKY FINGERS" bbq>Any good>? - Fri, 12/10/04 10:50 AM
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Originally posted by bill voss

quote:
Originally posted by oneiron339
. And as I've always said, BBQ is like sex -there is none bad, just some a little better than others.

....and I always thought Bill Clinton said that. One iron, are you the REAL international man of mystery?

Clinton got that line from me, however, if I had to wake up next to Shrillary, I'd be inclined to say (or do) anything.

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RE: "STICKY FINGERS" bbq>Any good>? - Fri, 12/10/04 11:36 AM
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Oneiron, sorry, been to q shacks all over the south & midwest as well as up here in the north. The only other chain I have been to that I like to any degree is Famous Daves out of Minnesota. I still really like Sticky fingers mostly because of thieir Memphis style dry rub which is hard to find in Georgia and the Carolinas.Mustard base sauces common in South carolina just doesn't make it for me but the North Carolina Lexington type vinegar base does. I was asked for my opinion on this thread and i gave it. I estimate that in my lifetime I have BRANCHED OUT and have been to well over 100 independent roadside Q shacks in the Carolinas as well as Georgia so I am more than qualified to offer an opinion. Further more Just because I am a northerner doesn't mean I don't know good Q when I eat it Rat

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RE: "STICKY FINGERS" bbq>Any good>? - Fri, 12/10/04 11:58 AM
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CR, if we agreed on everything, there'd be nuttin' to talk about. Don't take a disagreement personally. There's a whole famous Dave's thread somewhere buried on here you can bring up. Believe me, as a KC advocate living in a beautiful BBQ Siberia, (Mountains of Southern Oregon)just smelling hickory wood smoke would make me satisfied & full nowadays. There are Q joints around here, but it's not in the fabric of the land here. It's not the same. Can I be objective? No. Do I apologize? No. That Dinosaur thread, and people's gushing about it's arrival as savior, is just all around funny to me. Q inspires passion in folks, and that's a good thing around these parts. Party on, Wayne; Party on Garth, and throw another hickory log on the barbie.
Bill, in Q deprived southern oregon

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RE: "STICKY FINGERS" bbq>Any good>? - Fri, 12/10/04 1:06 PM
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Originally posted by bill voss

CR, if we agreed on everything, there'd be nuttin' to talk about. Don't take a disagreement personally. There's a whole famous Dave's thread somewhere buried on here you can bring up. Believe me, as a KC advocate living in a beautiful BBQ Siberia, (Mountains of Southern Oregon)just smelling hickory wood smoke would make me satisfied & full nowadays. There are Q joints around here, but it's not in the fabric of the land here. It's not the same. Can I be objective? No. Do I apologize? No. That Dinosaur thread, and people's gushing about it's arrival as savior, is just all around funny to me. Q inspires passion in folks, and that's a good thing around these parts. Party on, Wayne; Party on Garth, and throw another hickory log on the barbie.
Bill, in Q deprived southern oregon

BTW Bill if you're ever down this way, we'll have some real BBQ (and it won't be Sticky Fingers). Oneiron 339, in BBQ un-deprived Atlanta.

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RE: "STICKY FINGERS" bbq>Any good>? - Fri, 12/10/04 1:23 PM
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I don't want to open the door of an old gravesite...but the other day , at 11pm I found myself near the airport and hungry...with limited time... I stopped at Famous Dave's (remember that War ??) and got 2 lbs of rib-tips ($5.00 a lb) I took the take-out box over to the airport and consummed about 2/3rds of them before my friend arrived. He ate the rest on the way home. They were pretty chewy..but I like them that way as opposed to falling apart stuff.

Sometimes it is any port in a storm, folks !!

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RE: "STICKY FINGERS" bbq>Any good>? - Fri, 12/10/04 2:00 PM
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OneIron,
I'd love to do the southeast tour. We'll add it to the list. My kids are 11 and 13 now, and they are ready to roll roadfooders. I've given them their "basic training" and they are
now able to spot joints from a mile away. AND they LUV Q! We're planning a Omaha, KC, Oklahoma, Texas tour this summer. I may have to think about adding a week to this schedule.

Bill

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RE: "STICKY FINGERS" bbq>Any good>? - Fri, 12/10/04 2:22 PM
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Bill, no disagreement was intended. If you read my first thread I stated that Sticky fingers(in my opinion) has a number of great dry rubs which you don't find a lot of outside of Memphis and not in the Carolinas. I was only making it clear that I have BRANCHED OUT and have indeed been exposed to different types of Q all over this great country of ours and NOT just southern style. Bill if your ever out here in the Atlantic City area I would love to try and expose you to All of the different types of Q as well as cheese steaks and hoagies and of course real pizza, Rat

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RE: "STICKY FINGERS" bbq>Any good>? - Fri, 12/10/04 2:31 PM
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Creekster, looks like I'll have to add another week to that tour. Cool.
...the familyVossQtour '05. It DOES have a nice ring to it. I was only in Atlantic City once, when I was 12. Walked the boardwalk,vividly remember GRILLED hot dogs, and saw HELP!
Of course, it's also the title of a favorite movie staring my dream girl, Susan Sarandon, but I don't think she hangs there anymore.
Bill

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RE: "STICKY FINGERS" bbq>Any good>? - Fri, 12/10/04 2:38 PM
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Bill Put Owensboro KY and a stop at Jungle Jim's in Cincinnati on your list !!

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RE: "STICKY FINGERS" bbq>Any good>? - Fri, 12/10/04 3:31 PM
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Mayor, I was first exposed to real Q @ Big Shoes in Terre Haute. But alas, from what you told me, and others it ain't the same since Big Shoe died a number of years ago. I do remember a few places in the Evansville area where the Q was great. The two things I miss most when I lived in southern Indiana were those great pork tenderloin sandwiches and delicious sugar cream pies, can't get them here in south Jersey, Rat

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RE: "STICKY FINGERS" bbq>Any good>? - Thu, 12/23/04 5:24 AM
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Bill Voss, tre Reo"s ribs in Aloha, Oregon. It has a great smoker and the q would pass muster in Memphis

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RE: "STICKY FINGERS" bbq>Any good>? - Tue, 12/28/04 3:29 PM
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Sticky Fingers is OK....but certainly no match for a good local bbq joint. Rather pricey for what you get as well and sauces are excessively sweet.

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RE: "STICKY FINGERS" bbq>Any good>? - Tue, 12/28/04 10:40 PM
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hi ya Mr. C, I've eaten at reo's cuz my sister in law lives off 185th & Cornell, not far from there. It was OK, but not heaven. I find most BBQ in the west lacking in the heavy hickory overtones I love so much. Growing up in KC, Q was a separate food group from soul food, and I never quite get the merging of the 2 out west, (and down south). Cousins, but not brother & sister, maybe.
Bill

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RE: "STICKY FINGERS" bbq>Any good>? - Tue, 12/28/04 10:55 PM
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Originally posted by bill voss

OneIron,
I'd love to do the southeast tour. We'll add it to the list. My kids are 11 and 13 now, and they are ready to roll roadfooders. I've given them their "basic training" and they are
now able to spot joints from a mile away. AND they LUV Q! We're planning a Omaha, KC, Oklahoma, Texas tour this summer. I may have to think about adding a week to this schedule.

Bill
Drive through Loisiana. While they tend to cook beef here (), we can find a few good things to eat. I might even smoke a butt. (Boston, that is. . . )

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RE: "STICKY FINGERS" bbq>Any good>? - Wed, 12/29/04 11:02 AM
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Rick, I've never been east of East Texas in the south. Sounds intriquing.

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RE: "STICKY FINGERS" bbq>Any good>? - Wed, 12/29/04 12:54 PM
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Remember: if you don't have a gun when you get there - they give you one!

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RE: "STICKY FINGERS" bbq>Any good>? - Wed, 12/29/04 2:08 PM
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Originally posted by bill voss

Rick, I've never been east of East Texas, nor south of Kentucky and Virginia, in the South. Sounds interesting.

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RE: "STICKY FINGERS" bbq>Any good>? - Thu, 01/20/05 10:08 AM
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Glad to read what has been said. They are opening soon in Johnson City, Tenn. and I am a small independant in Erwin that truly loves to smoke meats.

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Re:"STICKY FINGERS" bbq>Any good>? - Wed, 04/22/09 11:21 AM
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This thread has been dormant for a long time but I was so thoroughly unhappy I thought I'd try to save some one else a trip.
 
This is for the Sticky Fingers closest to I-85 in Greenville, SC.  I could say a lot, but the biggest problem is that a BBQ place that offers multiple rubs and five sauces has no soul.  Doesn't matter whether it is a chain or not. 
 
Go to a local place.  Go to any other place.  Forego BBQ if you have to.  Pay no attention to the "awards" they have won.  Lots of people have already said something similar but it is worth repeating.  Presumabley applies to all units in this chain. 

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RE: "STICKY FINGERS" bbq>Any good>? - Fri, 04/24/09 10:56 AM
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I don't find the bbq at Sticky Fingers offensive at all.  I've only eaten at the original owner's restaruants so I don't know how the franchise units are.

It's funny someone said something about the ribs being like Chilis or Longhorn...the standard crap ribs you get at chain restaurants.  I'll have to disagree with that.  These other places usually boil the ribs until way overdone (you know...the famous "fall of the bone" tenderness).  SF doesn't do that.  Give them props for actually smoking their ribs the correct way.

It's expensive, but what chain restaurant isn't?

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RE: "STICKY FINGERS" bbq>Any good>? - Sun, 01/17/10 10:41 PM
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I went to SF in Chattankoga over the weekend and I was very pleased with my whole experience.  My kids wanted to go so I did not want to disappoint but the food was outstanding, both the ribs and the bbq.  I had the half ribs and bbq and I thought both were outstanding.  Service was good as well.