Stop and Go For Two World Famous BBQ Recipes in Richmond KY
When you live in the South, you grow up eating BBQ.
You learn pretty quick that people have their favorite recipes passed down through the family or invent new ones that are fabulous.
Summer weekends at festivals have backyard chefs competing for trophies and bragging rights of whose sauce reigns supreme!
Growing up in Madison County, Kentucky, I can remember my parents taking me to some wonderful BBQ joints in the area and Mom has a great recipe that I still use.
Over time I have traveled around and out of state to be able to taste some wonderful Bar-B-Q. Maybe, I have become a fan of BBQ after lifetime of tasting all the varieties. Wet, dry, hot, mild, spicy, exotic, but mainly the top-secret Southern BBQ sauce.
There's something down home about Bar-B-Q. It's comforting and filling. No wonder there are so many people that absolutely love it and have cook offs to prove how good the recipe might be.
The other day, I finally made it to the Stop and Go on Water Street in Richmond, Kentucky. I had heard for years that the Bar-B-Q of Robert Miller and Russell Cantrell was legendary.
What I didn't know beforehand, was that the famous sauce was actually two separate recipes.
Robert's sauce is used on chicken wings and Russell's sauce is for beef brisket, pulled pork & ribs.
As I walked inside the diner, I was warmly greeted at the counter by Christine Chadwell, cashier.
Both owners, Russell and Robert were busy cooking but you could easily tell they were the heartbeat of the Stop and Go.
As I settled in to do a taste test, I noticed how busy the place was. There were three patrons at the counter but lots of folks would stop to pick up food...then go!
My tasty review included BBQ beef brisket, pulled pork, ribs, chicken wings, cole slaw, potato salad and baked beans.
Russell uses his secret recipe on the ribs, pulled pork and brisket. It was my first time to eat beef brisket and he knew I was going to love it!
The pulled pork, brisket and ribs had just the right amount of sauce and flavor after marinating overnight and smoked up to 10 hours over hickory, apple and pecan wood before grilling. It was clearly some of the best BBQ I have ever tasted.
Next up was Robert's chicken wings in his secret sauce. Amazing taste and the wings would surely be something to disappear first off the table at a party.
By now it was hard to pick a favorite. Robert also prepares the baked beans and gives them some extra seasonings.
The cole slaw was creamy and had just the right ingredients. The menu also includes a fish sandwich and he does the special breading.
Christine's potato salad was heavenly and just the perfect blend.
There's something for everyone on the menu even polish sausage and hamburgers.
It's plain to see that the Stop and Go is a well maintained diner that has all the perfect ingredients of great BBQ, happy atmosphere and a down home charm. They do catering too!
Give Russell or Robert a call at 859-353-5451 or see them in action at 115 East Water Street in Richmond, KY.
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