Richmond VA Dining: Buz and Ned’s Real BBQ


Buz and Ned’s Real BBQ
1119 Boulevard, Richmond VA 23230
(804) 355-6055

Web Site: http://www.buzandneds.com/

There’s just so much Asian food and salads at Panera Bread a business traveler can eat. Sometimes, a man craves meat. And in my case, that’s a gnawing on bones, primeval, genetic de-evolution to Neanderthal times desire when I’m really, really hungry.

So when I heard about this “Authentic” barbecue place in Richmond — a city hardly known for its BBQ culture — I had to go check it out.

Buz & Ned's Real BBQ, Richmond VA by you.

Ready for some finger-lickin’ good ‘Q in downtown Richmond? Click on the “Read the rest of this entry” link below for more

Buz & Ned's Real BBQ, Richmond VA by you.

Buz and Ned’s is in the seedier downtown part of the city, in sort of an industrial zone. Don’t let this sway you from making the trip or entering the place. Magical tasty things await inside.

Buz & Ned's Real BBQ, Richmond VA by you.

The main dining room at Buz and Ned’s. There’s also an outdoor tent area which is popular during the spring and summer months.

Buz and Ned's Real Barbecue, Richmond VA by you.

Buz and Ned’s is super popular during the evenings, so be prepared to wait for your order, upwards of an hour for your food on peak nights.

Buz & Ned's Real BBQ, Richmond VA by you.

Once you make your way to the front of the line, you place your order. Click on the photo to enlarge.

Buz & Ned's Real BBQ, Richmond VA by you.

Grillin’ up and putting the finishing touches on some ribs.

Buz and Ned's Real Barbecue, Richmond VA by you.

Happy Patrons

Buz & Ned's Real BBQ, Richmond VA by you.

Buz and Ned’s prides itself on its sauce. This is their “Pork Sauce” which is used on their pulled pork. It’s a sweet BBQ sauce. I prefer just a little bit of vinegar on pulled pork, as I am partial to Carolina style, but for the molasses/tomato style it’s very good.

Buz and Ned's Real Barbecue, Richmond VA by you.

Like any good BBQ place there’s plenty of pig Tchotchkes.

Buz and Ned's Real Barbecue, Richmond VA by you.

Have you seen the lit-tle piggies…

Buz & Ned's Real BBQ, Richmond VA by you.

Buz and Ned’s has a large selection of bottled beers, including the local Legend Brown Ale from Richmond.

Buz and Ned's Real Barbecue, Richmond VA by you.

Some of the other beers avaliable.

Buz and Ned's Real Barbecue, Richmond VA by you.

This was someone else’s order. The second I saw this I knew I was in for a treat.

Buz and Ned's Real Barbecue, Richmond VA by you.

You know its a real BBQ place when entire rolls of paper towels are required to clean your hands at each table.

Buz and Ned's Real Barbecue, Richmond VA by you.

Baby Back Ribs, with Hush Puppies and Greens. Excellent smokiness, perfect level of tenderness. By far some of the best restaurant-smoked babybacks I’ve ever eaten. I guess there’s a darned good reason Bobby Flay likes this place.

Buz & Ned's Real BBQ, Richmond VA by you.

Buz and Ned’s also does Kansas City cut spareribs which are also excellent, but I have to really hand it to their baby backs, they are definitely a cut above many I’ve had at numerous BBQ places throughout the South.

Buz and Ned's Real Barbecue, Richmond VA by you.

Greens, cooked with pork belly. This was so good I drank the pot likker as well.

Buz & Ned's Real BBQ, Richmond VA by you.

The baked beans were very good, albeit very sweet. I’m especially sensitive to sweetness now that I’ve largely eliminated processed sugar from my diet.

Buz and Ned's Real Barbecue, Richmond VA by you.

Some nice garlic herb green beans, a special that evening.

Buz & Ned's Real BBQ, Richmond VA by you.

Buz and Ned’s also makes a decent brisket sandwich, although I have to say it pales in comparison to their ribs.

Buz & Ned's Real BBQ, Richmond VA by you.

Another order of Babybacks on a different night when I brought a co-worker.

Buz & Ned's Real BBQ, Richmond VA by you.

Here’s some Boston Butts marinating before they go into the smoker.

Buz & Ned's Real BBQ, Richmond VA by you.

Buz and Ned’s large carousel smoker has a capacity of about 600lbs of meat.

Buz & Ned's Real BBQ, Richmond VA by you.

SMOKIN!

Buz & Ned's Real BBQ, Richmond VA by you.

The front end of the smoker.

Buz & Ned's Real BBQ, Richmond VA by you.

Buz and one of his friends.

4 Responses to Richmond VA Dining: Buz and Ned’s Real BBQ

  1. Sharon says:

    Hahaha you’re totally right – when there is paper towel, you are definitely in for REAL stuff!

    Great post, loved every picture! Wish I was there for some delicious eats!

  2. Hi!

    I accidently ran across your blog. I live in Oregon…(The Left Coast) and there are not a ton of good Q joints. The best one that comes to mind is a place called “Busters” that is run by transplanted Texans.

    Outdoor Barbecue Grills

  3. Daniel says:

    Man, I have to get here quick!

  4. Ken says:

    I’m late to the party, but I saw Buz on Throwdown with Bobby Flay. Buz “smoked” him!

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