BUZ & NED'S BBQ in RICHMOND, VA

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i95
Double Chili Cheeseburger
2004/01/19 19:24:33
ALLOW ME TO INTRODUCE YOU TO
BUZ & NED'S REAL BARBECUE



I could've listed this thread under so many subject headings: "Restaurants Taken for Granted"; "MA to FL"; "Eating While Driving" (which I'm embarrassed to say I did today) or "BBQ Finds". I could've even included it in "Getting Your Posts Deleted" had I owned any stock in this place (as I wish I did). But having passed by this place for so many years and not finally stopping in until today, allow me to profess: OOOOOOOOWWWWWWWWWEEEEEEEEEE !!!!! This place is great !!

While I've frequently dined in Richmond for over 15 years and have posted in the past regarding that city's Acacia, (former) Frog & The Redneck and the famous Smokey Pig restaurants (as well as the delectable, local Rostov's Coffee), I have wrongly overlooked this Road Food-on-the-outside / Road Food on-the-inside eatery. And while I've bared witness to other posts about the ease of getting to Bill's Barbecue from I-95, let me tell you, this place is just as easy to get to off of I-95 as it travels through Richmond, Virginia (less than a mile west off of the "Boulevard" exit) at 1119 North Boulevard, Richmond, Virginia.

Buz & Ned's concentrates on pork barbecue, ribs, brisket and chicken. Their "coarsely chopped and oversized" pork or "boneless pulled BBQ chicken" sandwiches were each just $ 3.95. A Texas-style, "big-smokey-and tender" beef brisket sandwich was $ 5.75. Meanwhile, ribs ranged from a half-rack of either baby back pork ribs or pork spare ribs each for $ 12.95 to a full rack of either for $ 20.95. Sides ranged from cuke & onion salad to macaroni & cheese.

I opted for the small pulled BBQ chicken platter which, for just $ 6.45, proved to be a huge sandwich of smokey, succulent white meat in a tangy, North Carolina (sorry, Lone Star) BBQ sauce topped with coarsely-chopped coleslaw that proved hearty and just the slightest of sweet. It came with a side of twice-fried french fries and scrumptious baked (pinto and kidney) beans cooked with smoked bacon (the latter proved the most difficult to consume on the road).

A great review of this place (which has yet to be mentioned on this site) can be found on Richmond.com's web site at:
http://www.richmond.com/dining/output.cfm?ID=2698508&vertical=dining .

So here's a new and HIGHLY-RECOMMENDED Road Food "find" for those of you using I-95 as a north / south route. They're open Mondays - Saturdays from 11:00 am to 7:00 pm. Don't make the same mistake I did by wrongly overlooking this bonafide barbecue joint.


signman
Double Chili Cheeseburger
RE: BUZ & NED'S BBQ in RICHMOND, VA 2004/01/19 19:59:46
Bill's Barbeque.....never heard of the place.

I'm a brisket lover. Just the fact that Buz & Ned offer it in the heart of the eastern NC style bbq belt is noteworthy. I wish you would have begged a taste. Hope you'll stop by again and give it a try so you can report back. Not heading in that direction until March. Will definitely have to stop in. Too bad no Sunday hours.

But, do they serve fresh squeezed limeaid?
i95
Double Chili Cheeseburger
RE: BUZ & NED'S BBQ in RICHMOND, VA 2004/01/19 20:31:44
quote:
Originally posted by signman

But, do they serve fresh squeezed limeaid?


signman, unlike Bill's which serves both homemade lemonade or limeade (which is worth going there for alone -- especially to taste that unique, pre-blended sugar water that serves as its major ingredient), Buz & Ned's serves lemonade only (albeit homemade). They complement such with freshly-brewed sweet tea as well as Route 66 Root Beer, Boylan's Black Cherry and Cream sodas, RC Cola, Nehi Grape, Orange or Peach, Red Rock Ginger Ale and Cool Mountain Ginger Ale. FYI.
signman
Double Chili Cheeseburger
RE: BUZ & NED'S BBQ in RICHMOND, VA 2004/01/19 23:42:05
One other ingredient that for me adds so much to Bill's ade's are the little jagged edge nuggets of ice that seem to absorb the flavor of the drink so well and are just as satisfying to consume as the liquid itself. Together with the thin flaked ice, you just don't find many places serving this type of ice. I could probably start a thread to discuss the types of ice in hope of learning the technical name for this type ice, but that would really confirm that us "roadfoodies" are just a little crazy.
JimInKy
Double Cheeseburger
RE: BUZ & NED'S BBQ in RICHMOND, VA 2004/01/20 05:17:10
Thanks for the enthusiastic report (and we're glad you so enjoyed it). On frequent visits to Richmond in '89 and '90, I was unable to find a decent barbeque place, but found two really bad ones (local chain, name forgotten). I relied on friend's input back then, instead of doing research, like I do now. Hope you can tell us more before too long.
wanderingjew
Sirloin
RE: BUZ & NED'S BBQ in RICHMOND, VA 2004/01/20 08:01:47
I found a few very good roadfood stops in Richmond. I've never been to Buzz and Neds, however I usually save my bbq runs for the Carolinas and Georgia. The places I usually recommend in Richmond serve traditional southern style food. Freckles is a local "good ol' boy" bar and restaurant in the Libbie Grove neighborhood. They serve up fried chicken, spoon bread, fried okra, sweet tea and banana pudding. Dabney's is an African American supper club near the bus depot serving up succulent fried chicken, limp string beans, and spoon bread. McCleans on Broad Street has huge gut busting southern breakfasts of Country Ham, Biscuits, Grits and Cheese Omelets. They even have fat back and fried bologna on the menu. Finally Klara's Kitchun (that's how its spelled) in suburban Chester has a huge array of Southern Vegetables including spinach souffle and candied yams. They even serve alcohol!

Oh! Sorry to hijack the thread!
i95
Double Chili Cheeseburger
RE: BUZ & NED'S BBQ in RICHMOND, VA 2004/01/20 10:07:54
quote:
Originally posted by wanderingjew

McCleans on Broad Street has huge gut busting southern breakfasts of Country Ham, Biscuits, Grits and Cheese Omelets. They even have fat back and fried bologna on the menu.


You're so right, wanderingjew. McLean's is not only great road food it is yet another place located just a couple of miles off of the interstate and completely worthy of bypassing the immediate, off-ramp, onslaught of fast food places to find it (on West Broad Street in Richmond, Virginia -- which also is home to nearby Extra Billy's Barbecue as well as Krispy Kreme).
fcbaldwin
Cheeseburger
RE: BUZ & NED'S BBQ in RICHMOND, VA 2004/03/10 14:20:58
quote:
Originally posted by signman

Bill's Barbeque.....never heard of the place.

I'm a brisket lover. Just the fact that Buz & Ned offer it in the heart of the eastern NC style bbq belt is noteworthy. I wish you would have begged a taste. Hope you'll stop by again and give it a try so you can report back. Not heading in that direction until March. Will definitely have to stop in. Too bad no Sunday hours.

But, do they serve fresh squeezed limeaid?


Speaking of Bill's, does anyone know how they cook the pork? It isn't really cooked by smoking as with traditional barbeque is it? (therefore maybe it's not really "barbeque"). I do happen to really enjoy it, whatever it is though. And of course the limeades. By the way, my wife has pretty well cloned the delicious tangy sauce that you use at the table. If anyone is interested I can post it.
Frank
chezkatie
Double Chili Cheeseburger
RE: BUZ & NED'S BBQ in RICHMOND, VA 2004/03/10 16:02:26
quote:
Originally posted by i95

I opted for the small pulled BBQ chicken platter which, for just $ 6.45, proved to be a huge sandwich of smokey, succulent white meat in a tangy, North Carolina (sorry, Lone Star) BBQ sauce topped with coarsely-chopped coleslaw that proved hearty and just the slightest of sweet. It came with a side of twice-fried french fries and scrumptious baked (pinto and kidney) beans cooked with smoked bacon (the latter proved the most difficult to consume on the road).





It sounds just wonderful but how in the world does one eat a huge sandwich with clowslaw on top while driving?
i95
Double Chili Cheeseburger
RE: BUZ & NED'S BBQ in RICHMOND, VA 2004/03/10 16:03:13
Answer: Not well.
i95
Double Chili Cheeseburger
RE: BUZ & NED'S BBQ in RICHMOND, VA 2004/03/10 16:06:35
quote:
Originally posted by fcbaldwin

Originally posted by signman

Speaking of Bill's, does anyone know how they cook the pork?


signman, I could be wrong but I don't believe it's smoked in the traditional on-site way -- at least not on site at Bill's multiple Richmond locations.
fcbaldwin
Cheeseburger
RE: BUZ & NED'S BBQ in RICHMOND, VA 2004/03/10 17:39:51
Hey i95, that was me asking about how they cook the pork at Bill's. Anyway, I've gone there for years (at least 50), and I'm pretty sure they cook it in an oven, or maybe even boil it! But all that aside, it's the delicate and not vinegary, not smokey flavor that I wonder how they achieve. It's probably not worth experimenting with since I can just stop by any of their locations and buy it by the pound.
Frank
i95
Double Chili Cheeseburger
RE: BUZ & NED'S BBQ in RICHMOND, VA 2004/07/02 08:39:29
An addendum to this Richmond, Virginia BBQ find (as well as one hosting DaveM's recent honeymoon excursion) is another Richmond-area BBQ joint in Chesterfield, Virginia (about 15-20 minutes south): Brock's Barbecue.

Billed by Richmond's Style Weekly as a BBQ haunt which "will send you home to the couch fat and happy" (see: http://www.styleweekly.com/article.asp?idarticle=6758), I dined here for lunch earlier this week and the major draw is a great value buffet which, for just $ 5.95, features delicious pulled pork and chicken BBQ, fried chicken, cornbread stuffing, green beans and bacon, mashed potatoes, collard greens, coleslaw, potato salad and so much more. A definitive bargain and located at:

Brock's Barbecue
11310 Ironbridge Road
Chesterfield, Virginia
(804)796-7539



FYI.

VAsils
Junior Burger
RE: BUZ & NED'S BBQ in RICHMOND, VA 2004/07/30 11:37:07
Buz's BBQ is great, but his ribs are AWESOME! He's open later into the evening and now serves alcohol in his newly remodeled space.
Cubs Fan
Junior Burger
RE: BUZ & NED'S BBQ in RICHMOND, VA 2005/01/14 13:30:19
I had the beef brisket and pork sandwiches. The sauce is spicy and vinagery. Flavor is understated. Well worth a visit. It's about a half mile from a Bill's Barbacue.

Below is a photo of Buz and Ned's.

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Koolz
Junior Burger
RE: BUZ & NED'S BBQ in RICHMOND, VA 2005/01/14 14:46:00
I live in Richmond. I really can't stand Bill's BBQ. I'll trust you all when it comes to the limeaid but i'm low carbing it so there will be no limeaid for me. On the other hand, Buzz and Neds is easily the best BBQ joint in town. Last time I was there, they were advertising bison ribs. I'd be interested in trying them.
fcbaldwin
Cheeseburger
RE: BUZ & NED'S BBQ in RICHMOND, VA 2005/01/14 15:14:20

I agree that Buz n Ned's is excellent. Ask them to hold the sauce so you can add your own proportions, otherwise the pulled pork bbq sandwich comes already mixed with the sauce.

As for Bill's Barbecue, it's just a different kind of process; not really "barbecue" in my opinion, because they don't smoke the pork. I happen to like it, but I realize that I'm getting a pork sandwich that's not necessarily what people would call true barbecue. Their limeades and pies are truly excellent.

Frank

fcbaldwin
Cheeseburger
RE: BUZ & NED'S BBQ in RICHMOND, VA 2005/01/14 15:20:02
quote:
Originally posted by Koolz

I live in Richmond. I really can't stand Bill's BBQ. I'll trust you all when it comes to the limeaid but i'm low carbing it so there will be no limeaid for me. On the other hand, Buzz and Neds is easily the best BBQ joint in town. Last time I was there, they were advertising bison ribs. I'd be interested in trying them.


Koolz,

Welcome to the Roadfood forum! Nice to have someone else from the area here. (I live in Powhatan and work in Richmond downtown.)

Maybe you can mention some of your favorite spots in this area.

Frank

Koolz
Junior Burger
RE: BUZ & NED'S BBQ in RICHMOND, VA 2005/01/17 16:18:41
quote:

Maybe you can mention some of your favorite spots in this area.

Frank


Sure thing:
BBQ- Buzz and Neds
Fried Chicken- Lee's
Spaghetti- Joe's Inn
Breakfast- McLean's
Italian- Mama Zu
Fish- Milani
Brunch- Millie's
Pizza- Mary Angelas
Subs- Superstars
Ice Cream- Gelati Celesti
Beer- Capital Ale House

Richmond is a great restaurant town; however, it is not what I would define as a great roadfood town. The majority of the quality retaurants are in the $15-$30 range. While there are the exceptions that do exist, Richmond just doesn't have those really, unique low end places that are such a delight to find when driving through an area.
wanderingjew
Sirloin
RE: BUZ & NED'S BBQ in RICHMOND, VA 2005/01/17 16:42:32
quote:
Originally posted by Koolz

quote:

Maybe you can mention some of your favorite spots in this area.

Frank


Sure thing:
BBQ- Buzz and Neds
Fried Chicken- Lee's
Spaghetti- Joe's Inn
Breakfast- McLean's
Italian- Mama Zu
Fish- Milani
Brunch- Millie's
Pizza- Mary Angelas
Subs- Superstars
Ice Cream- Gelati Celesti
Beer- Capital Ale House

Richmond is a great restaurant town; however, it is not what I would define as a great roadfood town. The majority of the quality retaurants are in the $15-$30 range. While there are the exceptions that do exist, Richmond just doesn't have those really, unique low end places that are such a delight to find when driving through an area.


I have to disagree with Richmond not being a road food town. I really enjoyed Freckle's in Richmond's west end neighborhood. I also thought Dabney's near the bus station had excellent fried chicken, however I understand they are no longer in business. Then of course there is The Smoky Pig and Klara's Kitchun in suburban Ashland and Chester.
fcbaldwin
Cheeseburger
RE: BUZ & NED'S BBQ in RICHMOND, VA 2005/01/17 16:58:57


I'm not sure what would make a place a great roadfood town. Most cities and towns have one or more pretty good roadfood places; you just have to find out about them.

WJ: The Dabney's that you mentioned is no longer around. But I think that the Karen's Diner on West Broad St. across from the DMV which I've mentioned before used to be called Dabney's. Anyway, Karen's Diner definitely qualifies as true "RoadFood."

Frank
BakersBoy
Cheeseburger
RE: BUZ & NED'S BBQ in RICHMOND, VA 2005/01/17 17:00:33
Lived in Richmond for six years. I find the places in the Fan to be truly great Roadfood. Bill's is what it is(good limeade) but places such as Sobel's, The Track, New York Deli, The Bus Stop, Millies, Robin's Inn, Slyvester's near Colonial Heights are truly great. Good food, inexpensive and worth the trip off of 95.

BB
Koolz
Junior Burger
RE: BUZ & NED'S BBQ in RICHMOND, VA 2005/01/19 10:32:10


I stand corrected.
fcbaldwin
Cheeseburger
RE: BUZ & NED'S BBQ in RICHMOND, VA 2005/01/20 06:16:35
quote:
Originally posted by Koolz



I stand corrected.


Koolz:

No, I don't think there's a "correct," or "incorrect" with regard to your statement. You've motivated another member (Bill Voss) to pose the question....see http://www.roadfood.com/Forums/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=6244

Frank
fcbaldwin
Cheeseburger
RE: BUZ & NED'S BBQ in RICHMOND, VA 2005/01/20 06:28:36

Koolz,

Not to get too far off topic (Buz n Ned's), but you mentioned in your list "Lee's Fried Chicken." I've seen the place but never been there. That place has been any number of different restaurants over the years. I remember that it was "The Plantation Room" originally (c. 1960).

Frank
Koolz
Junior Burger
RE: BUZ & NED'S BBQ in RICHMOND, VA 2005/01/20 14:51:23
quote:
Originally posted by fcbaldwin


Koolz,

Not to get too far off topic (Buz n Ned's), but you mentioned in your list "Lee's Fried Chicken." I've seen the place but never been there. That place has been any number of different restaurants over the years. I remember that it was "The Plantation Room" originally (c. 1960).

Frank



I haven't really dug into the bowels of Richmond's fried chicken scene, but it is a pleasant change of pace from the more well-known fried chicken places in Richmond (KFC, Ukrops, Hardees). They serve a tradional, a crispy and spicy, and a baked herb. I normally opt for the traditional.

To tie this back into the thread, if for some reason you are putting togEthor a picnic or a tailgate. I suggest hitting Lee's for some sweet tea and a bucket or two. Then I would pick up my Buzz & Neds BBQ and sides!

All is right in the world!
BBQjoe
Junior Burger
RE: BUZ & NED'S BBQ in RICHMOND, VA 2005/02/01 09:29:05
Is Buzz and Ned's & Lee's convenient or close to the coliseum? I will be there for a basketball tourney the first of March and our group has run out of places to eat that are close to the Marriott. The Penny Lane Pub use to have decent food within walking distance but they have moved.
fcbaldwin
Cheeseburger
RE: BUZ & NED'S BBQ in RICHMOND, VA 2005/02/01 10:31:38
quote:
Originally posted by BBQjoe

Is Buzz and Ned's & Lee's convenient or close to the coliseum? I will be there for a basketball tourney the first of March and our group has run out of places to eat that are close to the Marriott. The Penny Lane Pub use to have decent food within walking distance but they have moved.


BBQjoe,

Unfortunately, Buz 'n Ned's and Lee's Fried Chicken are not within walking distance of the Marriott in Richmond. They are further west out near The Diamond (Richmond Braves' ball park). But The Penney Lane Pub is still within walking distance of the Marriott. It's at 421 E. Franklin St. pho. 804-780-1602. This is just a block or so from their old location. I haven't been there since they moved a year or so ago.

Frank
BBQjoe
Junior Burger
RE: BUZ & NED'S BBQ in RICHMOND, VA 2005/02/23 12:20:31
Anyone know about a double T's in Carytown section and also Strawberry St. Cafe?
tybeeguy
Hamburger
RE: BUZ & NED'S BBQ in RICHMOND, VA 2005/02/23 12:57:25
Any of you Richmond Roadfooders ever get down to Kings BBQ in Petersburg?
fcbaldwin
Cheeseburger
RE: BUZ & NED'S BBQ in RICHMOND, VA 2005/02/24 08:15:51
quote:
Originally posted by BBQjoe

Anyone know about a double T's in Carytown section and also Strawberry St. Cafe?


BBQjoe,

I've only been to Double T's (across from the Byrd Theater in the Carytown area) once, about 2 years ago. It seemed to me that they smothered all of the pork in way too much sticky, sweet sauce. My preference is to be able to add any sauce myself, at the table. That's my only recollection. Have you been there?

Of course, the Strawberry St. Cafe, on Strawberry St. in the Fan District near VCU, is one of the longest standing nice restaurants in that area. It's a popular neighborhood place with lots of made from scratch, fresh dishes. Because of the location, you will see a lot of the young university hip artsy folks there.

Frank
fcbaldwin
Cheeseburger
RE: BUZ & NED'S BBQ in RICHMOND, VA 2005/02/24 08:25:23
quote:
Originally posted by tybeeguy

Any of you Richmond Roadfooders ever get down to Kings BBQ in Petersburg?


I haven't been to King's Barbecue in Petersburg in many years. But that's only because I just haven't taken the opportunity to drive the short 35-40 miles down to Petersburg from Richmond. If anyone else has been there in recent times, I'd love to hear about it. It has always enjoyed a good reputation in the past.

Frank
Mr.Pig
Junior Burger
RE: BUZ & NED'S BBQ in RICHMOND, VA 2005/02/24 09:09:09
quote:
Originally posted by fcbaldwin

Hey i95, that was me asking about how they cook the pork at Bill's. Anyway, I've gone there for years (at least 50), and I'm pretty sure they cook it in an oven, or maybe even boil it! But all that aside, it's the delicate and not vinegary, not smokey flavor that I wonder how they achieve. It's probably not worth experimenting with since I can just stop by any of their locations and buy it by the pound.
Frank


What manner of debauchery is this where the BBQ is not smoked over real wood? It is not BBQ then, merely yankee pot roast.
carlton pierre
Double Chili Cheeseburger
RE: BUZ & NED'S BBQ in RICHMOND, VA 2005/04/05 21:41:56
I happened upon Buz & Ned's today quite by accident. It just happened to be where I was and so I decided to check it out. It's a very unassuming place in the middle of a busy neighborhood. I had the chopped oversize pork sandwich and beans. That was all I could eat, but was the real deal and everybit as neat as I95 described in the original post. A good roadfood joint.
Williamsburger
Cheeseburger
RE: BUZ & NED'S BBQ in RICHMOND, VA 2005/08/20 12:43:06
Hey y'all
I'm going with friends tonight to check this place out. I already looked at the menu - fried squid?! Bison BBQ? Whooeee!
I'm having a hard time deciding what to try. What do people like here?

Thanks. Will report back
Cathy
Williamsburger
Cheeseburger
RE: BUZ & NED'S BBQ in RICHMOND, VA 2005/08/26 11:21:34
As a follow up to the above post -

I went to Buzz and Ned's Saturday evening. I was there first and as I waited for my friends I perused the paper menus (there are also items posted on a chalkboard)scattered about the small dining room. That makes it sound swankier than it is but I don't know what else to call it. It's about 20 x 20 filled with 4 booths, one large low table and 4 bar tables. The music was a little loud, but great blues.

My friends arrived and slowly so did 4 other staff members from the library where I work. No of *them* had ever been there before either!
Weird!

I got a pulled pork plate, fries and cinnamon bourbon apples.
Wow! that's good eats! The pork was smokey and lightly mixed with a sweet & tangy sauce. My friend who ordered the chicken also like hers - sauce was a little different - thicker, less sweet - but my friend who ordered the brisket was under whelmed. I agree. I'm not really familiar with brisket, but this was just not what I think you guys have described or what I've seen on the Food Channel. I don't really know how to describe it. "Crumbly" is the only word that comes to mind. He swears there is a place further west in town that serves good brisket, so I think we'll be checking it out next time.

Sides - both tasty. Liked the lightly spiced fries especially. I like crunchy fries and these were not really that crunchy, but they weren't limp (blegh!). Coke products at the self serve fountain (refills), but old fashion bottle drinks available also - Rt.11 root beer (including diet!), Nehi peach and grape and Boylean's (?) cream
soda.

Want to go back and try the calamari " /> and the sweet potato fries
maui
Junior Burger
RE: BUZ & NED'S BBQ in RICHMOND, VA 2005/09/15 11:04:39
Gotta tell ya. If you want good Southern Style food, Klara's Kitchun, Rt. 10 Chester is the place. From the brewed sweet tea w/lemon to the meatloaf and real mashed potatoes and gravy, its good eatin. And the home made chocolate pie was creamy, smooth and a delight! As it relates to BBQ, I've tried Buzz & Ned's and Brocks, no comparison. Buzz & Ned's was real BBQ, Brocks on the other hand...too pureed for me. I've got my teeth.
Bigmagoo
Junior Burger
RE: BUZ & NED'S BBQ in RICHMOND, VA 2007/03/27 12:47:04
Buzz has the real deal folks. I am from Richmond, only Pierces Pitt in Williamsburg 50 miles east comes close.

Ask to speak with Buzz himself (there is no Ned)he is a great "character". Make sure you have some time, he loves to talk BBQ.

As for breakfast go out Broad St. and take a left from Buzz and Neds and a couple blocks on the rt. is Karens City Diner...THE BEST. Real grits, people cooking real food. The waitresses call you swetie. The best two spots in Richmond
Williamsburger
Cheeseburger
RE: BUZ & NED'S BBQ in RICHMOND, VA 2007/04/05 11:54:37
quote:
Originally posted by Bigmagoo


Ask to speak with Buzz himself (there is no Ned)he is a great "character". Make sure you have some time, he loves to talk BBQ.


Actually, Ned was Buz's mentor. Alas, he's no longer with us.
Cathy
wildcranberry12
Junior Burger
RE: BUZ & NED'S BBQ in RICHMOND, VA 2007/05/03 21:22:12
I recently planned a company trip for 30 people from Baltimore, MD to Charlotte, NC. We wanted to stop for lunch in Richmond and I came across these reviews of Buz and Ned's so I decided to give them a shot. I called ahead and spoke with Holly, who coordinated for us to have a spread with BBQ pork, chicken, beef brisket, potato salad, coleslaw, baked beans and rolls. She reserved 3 picnic tables for us and had everything ready when we arrived. It was a gorgeous day and everyone really enjoyed themselves. The food and service were both excellent. Buz even came out and introduced himself to my bosses. Our company is in the restaurant industry so we really appreciate the hospitality that Buz and Ned's gave us. They are the best and I would highly recommend stopping here!!!
Williamsburger
Cheeseburger
RE: BUZ & NED'S BBQ in RICHMOND, VA 2007/05/05 11:18:07
Hey Wildcranberry (was goibg to shotern that to WC, but nevermind...)

I'm glad you enjoyed Buz and Ned's. I hope you will write them and let them know how great the experience was.

Not affliated with B&N, just a fan.

Cathy, eagerly awaiting Buz's Thowdown with Flay
Qaholic
Junior Burger
RE: BUZ & NED'S BBQ in RICHMOND, VA 2007/06/22 16:54:08
I was in Buz and Neds the other day and they had one of their shorts hanging up with the words 'Flay Slayer" on the front.

I'm not surprized, I think that Bobby Flay is a jerk!!! And Buz and Neds Rules!!!!!!!!!!
RIDEANDSLIDEFOOD
Cheeseburger
RE: BUZ & NED'S BBQ in RICHMOND, VA 2007/06/22 17:02:23
Qaholic

Don't go knocking Bobby Flay,he's da man!!!!!!
i95
Double Chili Cheeseburger
RE: BUZ & NED'S BBQ in RICHMOND, VA 2008/05/12 21:19:08
Just an update here that Buz & Ned's has recently enclosed its outside seating by erecting a huge, semi-permanent, commercial tent in front of its Boulevard location thereby likely doubling their "under roof" capacity.

I passed by such today and would've taken a photo of it but we all know how that goes, right, Traveling Man?


JRPfeff
Filet Mignon
RE: BUZ & NED'S BBQ in RICHMOND, VA 2008/08/05 22:03:11
I am in Richmond on business this week. I came with no Roadfood plans, but have been extremely fortunate so far. This isn't meant to be a trip report, but Richmond is a GREAT Roadfood city.

It turns out that my business colleagues are natural Roadfooders, and don't even know it.

Monday for lunch I was expecting cafeteria or fast food, instead we start walking in The Fan District and ended up at Starlight Dining & Lounge, which the senior member of our group kept calling "Soble's." Using that as my guide, I ordered the Soble Burger. It turned out to be a half-pound bacon cheeseburger, topped by lettuce and tomato. I normally remove the tomato from my burger, but this huge slice looked straight from someones backyard so I left it on the burger. A wonderful burger, it had a charred beefy flavor I haven't have in decades.

http://www.starlitediningandlounge.com/default.htm

Today we made a short drive to Joe's Inn. It was a classic diner. I ordered one of the lunch specials, the pulled pork sandwich. It was good and was huge, but not smokey and wasn't topped with slaw. The onion rings I chose as a side were unique, with a thick coat of light breading. Another great lunch spot.

http://www.joesinn.com/Fan/

Driving back from the office, I decided to run by the minor league ballpark where we are having a get-together tomorrow night.

I did miss this sign on the drive to The Diamond.



Fortunately, I couldn't miss this sign. That made my dinner choice simple tonight. i95's permanent tent is shown in the lower right of this photo.



I had my mind set on Buz & Ned's pulled pork sandwich and was not disappointed. Truly in the Southern style, a tasty vinegary sauce, but not as much vinegar bite as Carolina barbecue. I tasted the smoke in this sandwich.

I've judged KCBS barbecue in the Midwest and this style scores poorly there. The KC-style sweet & sticky sauces rule. I disagree with the judges there. This is what pulled pork should taste-like, maybe add more vinegar to your liking.



While waiting in the line, I asked the gentleman in front of me what he was going to order. "Ribs," was his one word reply. We had a nice talk during our wait and I had no choice but to add a half-slab of spares to my order. I am so glad that I did.



I haven't had ribs this good in a long time. Smokey with a rich, molasses based sauce. Sweet, but not too much. What really set these ribs apart for me was that they had a deep charred flavor to them. I need to do this when I make ribs.

Scores for Buz & Ned's pork and ribs: Nines across the card from this KCBS judge.

Did I eat all this food? I can't keep up with some of the members here, but none of my food went in the trash.

http://www.buzandneds.com/
leethebard
Sirloin
RE: BUZ & NED'S BBQ in RICHMOND, VA 2008/08/05 22:22:15
Wow...that sure is one pretty picture!!!!
ScreamingChicken
Filet Mignon
RE: BUZ & NED'S BBQ in RICHMOND, VA 2008/08/06 11:19:00
quote:
Originally posted by JRPfeff

i95's permanent tent is shown in the lower right of this photo.

Apparently no one told him that after 4 hours he's supposed to see a doctor.

Bring back some sauce, please.

Brad
wanderingjew
Sirloin
RE: BUZ & NED'S BBQ in RICHMOND, VA 2008/08/06 11:42:10
I just added Buz and Neds to the list of restaurants that take all the cool menu items off the menu...." />

They used to have Spoon Bread on the menu and now they don't- I can't imagine why they would remove only that one item from the menu and keep everything else.
i95
Double Chili Cheeseburger
RE: BUZ & NED'S BBQ in RICHMOND, VA 2008/08/16 22:57:11
quote:
Originally posted by Brad_Olson

quote:
Originally posted by JRPfeff

i95's permanent tent is shown in the lower right of this photo.

Apparently no one told him that after 4 hours he's supposed to see a doctor.


Alright, just saw this. Now THAT's funny.
CajunKing
Sirloin
RE: BUZ & NED'S BBQ in RICHMOND, VA 2008/08/18 15:40:41
quote:
Originally posted by wanderingjew

I just added Buz and Neds to the list of restaurants that take all the cool menu items off the menu...." />

They used to have Spoon Bread on the menu and now they don't- I can't imagine why they would remove only that one item from the menu and keep everything else.


I emailed them and asked about the spoon bread.

I actually got a very nice and quick response from Buz.

They still make it for their catering events, and do sell it in the stores if they have extra available.

Buz did say they are trying to open a new place 15 miles north on
I-95, they may be offerning the spoon bread there.

Hopefully (fingers crossed)
i95
Double Chili Cheeseburger
RE: BUZ & NED'S BBQ in RICHMOND, VA 2008/08/18 16:14:29
quote:
Originally posted by CajunKing

Buz did say they are trying to open a new place 15 miles north on I-95...


Look-out,[url='http://www.thesmokeypig.com/']Smokey Pig[/url]! " />
Greymo
Filet Mignon
RE: BUZ & NED'S BBQ in RICHMOND, VA 2008/12/01 20:36:02
I never realized that even four years ago, that i95 was a genius.

We stayed in Richmond on Saturday evening and decided to go to Buz and Ned's BBQ................one word sums the place up........"Terrific"! The food was great and the people who took our orders were so nice. We plan on making this a regular stop and skipping the high priced place that my son just loves in Richmond.

Thanks 1-95!

i95
Double Chili Cheeseburger
RE: BUZ & NED'S BBQ in RICHMOND, VA 2008/12/01 20:47:04
quote:
Originally posted by Greymo

I never realized that even four years ago, that i95 was a genius.



I couldn't agree more. (Well, I could, but as you all know, I'm far too modest for that. )
Robearjr
Double Chili Cheeseburger
RE: BUZ & NED'S BBQ in RICHMOND, VA 2008/12/08 20:56:07
quote:
Originally posted by Greymo

I never realized that even four years ago, that i95 was a genius.

We stayed in Richmond on Saturday evening and decided to go to Buz and Ned's BBQ................one word sums the place up........"Terrific"! The food was great and the people who took our orders were so nice. We plan on making this a regular stop and skipping the high priced place that my son just loves in Richmond.

Thanks 1-95!




So, what's the high priced place?
i95
Double Chili Cheeseburger
RE: BUZ & NED'S BBQ in RICHMOND, VA 2008/12/08 21:22:18
Me thinketh here:




(Or The Berkeley.)
i95
Double Chili Cheeseburger
Re:BUZ & NED'S BBQ in RICHMOND, VA 2009/05/06 12:07:23
 
I just revisited this Richmond, Virginia barbecue
stalwart and for lunch yesterday. This place is still
so very worthy of the slightest of detours off of I-95
and as it meanders through the former Capital of
the Confederacy (Exit 78 then less than a mile south
on Boulevard to restaurant on left).
 
Not a sermon, just a thought.
RedCup
Junior Burger
RE: BUZ & NED'S BBQ in RICHMOND, VA 2009/05/06 15:56:00
I should visit the east coast just to eat!
The Travelin Man
Filet Mignon
RE: BUZ & NED'S BBQ in RICHMOND, VA 2009/05/07 11:18:35
You weren't taking pictures of the food, were you? 
i95
Double Chili Cheeseburger
RE: BUZ & NED'S BBQ in RICHMOND, VA 2009/05/07 12:52:04
The Travelin Man

You weren't taking pictures of the food, were you? 


 
Yeah. How could you tell?
NascarDad
Cheeseburger
RE: BUZ & NED'S BBQ in RICHMOND, VA 2009/06/02 21:04:26
Buz and Ned's is good.  IMO their ribs are better than their Q. 

Unfortunately for me, they don't do much takeout anymore.  At least not during lunch and  not on weekends at all. So if you go,  plan to eat it there if you can get in the door.


Edited to add  - I really love their beef ribs too.  And I am not a big beef rib fan normally.

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