Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Pulled Pork at Kloby's Smokehouse

My wise college roommate taught me that it's always smart to order the specialty of the house, and I'm still learning the lesson at Kloby's Smokehouse.

Kloby's sells delicious pulled pork -- a meaty, smokey flavor with the texture of shredded meat.  It beats down the overly-sweet, overly-pureed barbecue that most places offer.  I have loved the Kloby's pork since it opened on Johns Hopkins Road just west of Rte 29.

Then, I strayed.  Last time, I ordered white meat chicken and a Cuban sandwich because Mrs. HowChow likes both of them.  At the last minute, I ordered a pound of pork for later in the week.  The chicken was . . . chicken.  The Cuban sandwich was fine, but not in the league with Cuba de Ayer in Burtonsville.  (It's a pickle panini, said Mrs. HowChow.)  We were a little disappointed until we unwrapped the lunch that I had packed the next morning.

"Now that's barbecue," Mrs. HowChow emailed to me.  And a pound makes four, maybe five sandwiches.  Buy some supermarket rolls and make yourself some oven fries.  With good salt, my oven fries were better than the ones that I had carried home from Kloby's.  But nothing beats that pulled pork.  That's great cooking.

9 comments:

Anonymous said...

I agree! The pulled pork was outstanding. I can't wait to go back.

matthew_l_boyle said...

I was always disapointed in there pulled pork. Smokey Hollow which was there before always seemed to have better pork, However I will say Kloby's smoked chicken wings are second to none.

Anonymous said...

I really enjoy their tri-tip.

K8teebug said...

I second those chicken wings. They are amazing.

BeerGuy said...

Just went for lunch today, really cool place, good beer, delicious pulled pork, can't wait to go again.

fultie said...

ah yes, smokey hollow. RIP. my brother-in-law from nj, the family bbq fanatic, loved the place! for him, kloby's is good, just not the same. that said, i like their pulled pork, and the turkey cheesesteak w/ white bbq sauce. it's been hit or miss for me with the tri-tip.

Brandon Miller - Milhouse44 said...

Their green beans are awesome...that's right; I said it, green beans!

Kristi said...

We were there last week and their baked beans and hush puppies are still the best!
I had the baby back ribs and they were a little too burned, but otherwise ok.
My husband had the brisket cheese steak sandwich, which was interesting. He liked it, but thought it was ok.

brandon said...

You've probably seen this by now, but Kloby's got a very positive mention in the Dining@Large column in the Sun today.

http://bit.ly/bXVOV4