Thursday, January 4, 2018
Sweet and Tangy Sim's Barbecue Riles the Memory.
I know, I have shared this story before, back to my first days of articles on Tie Dye Travels... but it bears some repeating.
The very first barbecue I can clearly remember came in a paper boat wrapped tight in two layers of aluminum foil and a paper sack, with a wax paper wrapped stack of white bread. The sauce was tangy and thin and it left an indelible mark on my tongue.
That flavor, that scent and that experience were all part of growing up, whether it was my mom picking up a pound for a weekday dinner or grabbing a sandwich while out on Geyer Springs road. It’s the flavor of a slice of white bread that’s been used to mop the last of that thin sauce out of the bottom of that aluminum foil. It’s the flavor of Sim’s Bar-B-Que.
I even stuck to that flavor in high school. Sim’s happened to be at the time the closest restaurant to Parkview Arts Magnet, and once I learned to drive I became a regular.
There's a salad, though seeing someone order the salad is rare. The salad is pretty much iceberg
And there are ribs, which Grav swears by, suck-off-the-bone ribs that barely require chewing.
I hear there are also hamburgers, though in my lifetime of eating at Sim's I cannot recall either enjoying one myself or seeing someone else eat one. I have had the amazing smoked chicken, but I have no photos of such.
Why it goes well with barbecue, I may never really know. But this specialty is a good one to counteract the astringently pungent and sweet barbecue sauce that soaks every slice of white bread that barbecue comes into contact with.
For more information, check out the Sim's website or visit one of the locations below.
1307 Barrow Road
Little Rock, AR 72204
2415 Broadway Street
Little Rock, AR 72206
7601 Geyer Springs Road
Little Rock, AR 72209
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