The Brick Pit – Mobile – Bradley Ezell

The Brick Pit – Mobile

Unquestionably, my favorite BBQ joint in Mobile is the Brick Pit. This white shack with red trim has been doing it right for many years, and a quick Google search will show that Bill Armbrecht’s culinary skills have not gone unnoticed by the blue ribbon panels across the South.
My most recent experience at this landmark that is just a driver-3 wood from the Univ of South Alabama campus on Old Shell Rd had me taking out a pound of pulled pork and a slab of ribs as I made my way to my buddy’s house to watch the Bama-Arkansas football game.
The first thing singing to your senses is the smoky aroma of hickory and apple wood that the Brick Pit burns in an old rusty smoker placed just a couple of feet from the road. Damn, it’s inviting! Everything on the menu is good…from its smoked chicken to the Abrick bite@ sammies on sourdough bread to the banana pudding, they offer quality. The huge, sBrick pit mobilemoky ribs are very tender but don’t fall off the bone. The pork is slow cooked for 30 hours so you can really taste the wood which ranges from apple to maple to pecan to hickory. The pulled pork comes in huge chunks and is very smoky and flavorful.
My friend and I debate over their sauces as they are very good but don’t suit all tastes. First, it comes in regular and spicy versions and is always served on the side. It is tomato-based and while I am a vinegar-based guy, I always enjoy their spicy sauce’s kick; I think it compensates for a lack of the vinegar bite. My friend thinks it’s the best sauce around.
Their sides are average as the potato salad is your standard mustard style and the beans could have been from a can. Their slaw comes in large shreds and is very mayonnaisey.
If you like some John Barleycorn with your swine, bring whatever you like with you as this place is BYOB.

The Brick Pit
5456 Old Shell Rd.
Mobile, AL

One Response to “The Brick Pit – Mobile – Bradley Ezell”

  1. on 07 Jun 2009 at 3:27 pm Keith Dorton

    Since you are Atlanta guys, you should try Old Brick Pit Barbeque. My Dad and I have loved this place for years. I don’t want to give anything away, you’ll have to check it out. It’s on Peachtree Road about a 1/2 mile north of Oglethorpe University, next to Greenwood Ice Cream. I’ll be anxious to see your review.

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