As I begin mapping out my 2010 Grilladelic Resolutions, first on the list is to review the local barbecue joints in Grand Rapids. Even before I begin this pilgrimage, I have two impressions:1. These cats need some serious help with their online marketing
2. The Grand Rapids barbecue scene is wide open. Here is how I came to those conclusions. In the year 2010, where is the first place someone would begin their search for "barbecue in Grand Rapids"?
Correct. Google it. Or Bing it. Or just search on-line. The attached screen shots show the online results. Only one real local "Q" establishment (Sandmanns). Several "chains", but PLEASE don't insult authentic barbecue with a BW3. Please. There was no real *funk to speak of. In fact, I know of at least three local locations that did not make the initial search;
So where to begin. Probably Sandmanns this week, but after that??? Any ideas?* By the way, this is BBQ funk