The Joy of Food: Bar-B-Cutie

by Serenity Joy Miller, Foodie

Barbecue in the south resembles a competitive sport. Every barbecue restaurant wants to be hailed as the best, and there are dozens of competitions, contests, and compiled lists put together each year to determine the winners. On Monday night, I visited Bar-B-Cutie to try out their ribs, potato salad, and sweet tea. I was not disappointed.

Bar-B-Cutie is a counter service restaurant with a wide variety of barbecued meats, sides, sandwiches, salads, and more. I ordered a Half Rack of Dry Baby Back Ribs with Potato Salad, Lima Beans, Bar-B-Cutie’s version of Texas Toast, and Sweet Iced Tea, of course. The open dining room offered booth and table options for small and large parties, making it a popular destination for groups and families. White gingham tablecloths and flights of barbecue sauces decorated the tables, which created an atmosphere of laid-back southern charm.

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sauces at bar b cutieShortly after sitting down in a booth, my food was delivered to the table. Everything looked and smelled delicious! I was excited to try the ribs dry and with a few different sauces. My favorite sauces were the Sweet and the Mild. They also complemented each other very well when mixed. The meat itself was lightly seasoned and cooked to perfection, as it slid right off the bone. I enjoyed the tasty, tender ribs quite a bit, especially since they did not have much fat on them.

I think good Potato Salad is a “must-have” at every barbecue joint. Bar-B-Cutie’s spin on this southern classic was tangy, light, and creamy with pleasing flavors of mustard, onion, celery, and paprika.

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The Lima Beans were cooked well, as they were firm and not too hard or mushy. Bar-B-Cutie’s Texas Toast was a slightly sweet, buttery treat with a crisp crust and a soft, pleasant texture inside! The refreshing Sweet Tea was delightful and not too sweet.

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My meal was scrumptious and enjoyable, and I look forward to my next visit to Bar-B-Cutie!

Bar-B-Cutie is located in Alexander Plaza at 1203 Murfreesboro Road along Highway 96 behind the IHOP. There are several Bar-B-Cutie restaurants in TN, as well as one in GA and one in OH. Visit them online to peruse their menus, leave a comment, or sign up for Cutie Savers at. They offer catering, and you can even order Bar-B-Cutie online through Delivery Dudes, so you can eat their delicious food in the comfort of your own home. Order here.

Don’t forget to vote for your favorite Ribs, Potato Salad or Coleslaw, and Iced Tea in the July Food Battle!

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