Okay, I finally went -- here's my review (by the way, if you were there today between 11:30-12:30, we were at the table that had the ONLY cute girl in the place sitting with us -- she's my associate, so be nice).
Brisket -- was only okay. Now, let me explain -- Aaron told us as we got to the window that the brisket wasn't up to snuff today. He explained that the fire got away from him between 2:30-6:30 last night, and got too hot, making the brisket too crusty (who among us HASN'T that happened to?). And, he was right. It WAS too crusty. However, on the pieces that withstood the heat, it was quite good. Good flavor, etc. -- certainly good enough to convince me to go back and try it on a day when he's more "on." It actually reminded me of my brisket, a little bit. And importantly, I appreciate his perfectionism and honesty.
Ribs -- very good. Nicely tender without being shredded, good smoke flavor. Rub was the right amount of peppery. Could have used a bit more salt, though.
Sausage -- excellent. Absolutely awesome. I'd be happy just swinging through and picking up a couple of sausage wraps someday.
Tater salad -- actually, really good. I like a mustard-y tater salad, and his fits the bill without being a pureed mess.
Beans -- solid. Hard to grade these -- I've never really had beans that made me scream with joy, but I have had bad ones. And these are far from bad.
Sauces -- I didn't put any on my meat, but I tasted them all. The sweet was a bit sweet for me, didn't quite work. Really liked the espresso sauce -- had a bold and distinctive flavor. The pork sauce is probably really good on the pulled pork (which he didn't have today).
All in all, I'd give it a 7.5 out of 10. I imagine that on a better day, it's damn near a 10.
I may take the boy there tomorrow, as we're having a "guys weekend" while mom and sis are out of town.