Brisket Sandwich with a side of collard greens
The barbecue is good, not great. The bark was the best part of my brisket. Nice people, nice atmosphere, but for me, the menu selections are not conducive to a return visit.
Let me explain...
With the exception of the "BBQ Sundae" menu item, ordering off the menu at Red White & Que is completely a-la-carte. This is where I have a problem. I'd like to order a platter with lots of sides to taste without having to pick all my sides from a billboard menu individually. In this busy world, please don't ask me to make more decisions than I already have to. I want to look at a menu item that comes with sides and other goodies, point, and order. That's it. The "food-truck" style of ordering is great when you're ordering from a food truck, but we were indoors for Pete's sake. Also, sitting family style at a wooden picnic table and having a plastic cafeteria tray delivered to the table is all very cheeky and cool, but I'd much rather be waited on. For me, $20 per pound for brisket warrants table service.
My father-in-law and my brother-in-law both ordered brisket by weight (1/2 lb = 2 slices) and I ordered the brisket sandwich. My sandwich was very good and the roll was absolutely perfect. One thing I noticed was that their orders of brisket were quite a bit dryer than the brisket on my sandwich. Not sure why, but mine was dripping with glorious rendered fat. The side of beans was very good but the collard greens which are a vinegar-based Carolina style with ham hock and a touch of hot pepper were on the tasteless side. There are five different sauces to choose from on the table (see photos below) so the odds are you'll like at least one or two of them.
Although the brisket sandwich might be worth a return trip, I'm on the fence with this place. If you're in the area of Wayne, NJ you should check it out for yourself and please let me know what you think.