I’m enjoying some late spring skiing in Colorado with my family. Today, my wife threw me a bone and suggested we try a BBQ joint in Frisco, CO. I guess that’s the least she can doing since I’ll spend the next 3 days packing everyone’s skis and gear back and forth from the mountain.
In any event, we wondered into a place called Q4U. I could see smoke rising from behind a picket fence so I had high hopes. Like a lot of BBQ joints, there was a chalkboard for a menu and orders are taken at the counter. My wife ordered a pork sandwich and I opted for the burnt ends sandwich (I won’t mention the kids meals here since they didn’t try the BBQ).
I was a little disappointed to receive a sandwich covered in sauce, but the sauce was pretty good and it wasn’t overpowering. The sandwich was served on a very crusty roll, not what I’d expected. My wife thought the pork was a little tough. I thought the burnt ends were pretty good and the baked beans were tasty.
I began to wonder what the regional preferences are for BBQ in Colorado. Am I unfairly comparing Q4U to my own preferences for BBQ? I don’t know. I did enjoy the BBQ and at the most basic level, the burnt ends were smoky, had a nice bark, and were very tasty. Buns & sauce aside, I guess that’s what really matters.
Here’s my final report card:
- BBQ – A-
- Side Dishes – B
- Atmosphere – B
- Value – B
- Overall – B