Expand your barbecue knowledge
Barbecue joints that serve only barbeque? Great. Barbecue joints that also serve fried chicken? Sure. Barbeque joints that also serve wood-fired Neapolitan pizzas? Now that’s different. “Not all people like barbecue,” Flat Rock Wood RoomGeneral Manager Jamie Guay says. “We realize that and want to give them a choice.” Here, you’ll find thin-crust, Neapolitan-style, oven-baked pizzas featured proudly alongside barbecue, with the same dedication and love to creating it that can be found in the meats. And if you’re here for the barbecue, you’re in good hands — Flat Rock Wood Room specializes in Memphis-style barbecue, focusing on dry rubs and herbs. “We don’t want to sauce everything up,” Guay says. If you need a sauce, you can find several varieties on each table, though you won’t see many customers using them. “They want to appreciate the pork for the flavor of the smoke.” Hickory, oak wood, or apple wood goes into the smoker the night before, and the next morning out comes brisket, sausage, pork shoulder, ribs — and let’s talk about those ribs for a second. Tender, flavorful, melt-in-your-mouth ribs; “They are championship ribs,” Guay reminds, and for good reason. But if you’re truly loyal to your Carolina barbecue, you can still sink your teeth into a delicious piece of meat. The Waygu Burger, made from a high quality, high marbled Kobe beef ground from scratch, is this season’s “it” entrée. But regardless of which entrée brings you in, when you do pull into the parking lot of Flat Rock Wood Room, you’ll likely have to do a full circle, twice, before you find a spot. Even the pouring rain doesn’t keep diners from flocking; which means Flat Rock Wood Room is clearly doing something right.
McKay,K. (2017, August). Expand your barbecue knowledge. Our State, Retrieved from https://www.ourstate.com/like-a-local-hendersonville/