Last week my friend Zach and I met up to go out to lunch. I didn't want to stray too far from home that day so I suggested we try Gus's. While I prefer Southern, pork-intensive barbecue, Zach is more of a fan of the Texas, beef-heavy stuff. I figured we could try both and see how they stack up.
I had the pulled pork plate with fries and slaw. It was again mediocre. There were a few strands that were moist and flavorful, but overall it was dry, and there were just far too many pieces of fat. Whoever pulled this pork did not take very much care with it.
But neither of the ketchup-based sauces complemented the pork.
I did not think either of my sides were very good, however a mix of the "spicy" barbecue sauce and vinegar sauce went well with the fries.
I can understand why people like Gus's. The service was very good and it's welcoming and attractive inside. And three of the four entrees I have tried while dining there on two occasions - the brisket, sliders, and fried chicken - were all very good. But the pork has not been good either time. I'm not opposed to returning to Gus's (although I won't be surprised if I never do), but I won't be getting their barbecue again.