Yes. It was really disappointing. Somewhere on the printed menu it says "smokin'", but I don't think the meat comes in contact with smoke at all. (Actually the disappointment starts when you pull into the parking lot and there is not a whiff of smoke or genuine BBQ).
Maybe this is baked chicken rolled in barbecue sauce -- and not very good sauce at that. A little shy of "cloying".
Port Chester's "Q" is pretty good. If you want the real smokin' deal, check out Big Kev's, near Bethel, New York. It's quite a drive but the man makes a strong bird and you'll never want to be a faux BBQ victim again.
I tried Big Kev's a couple weeks ago. Just passing through around dinnertime, the restaurant in Whitelake was closed, and here comes this little parking lot with a smokey truck in it. It was pouring out.
I got the chicken, some baked beans, and the coleslaw. Oh my God.
It was that insanely delicious kind of food you keep eating long after you're stuffed full, because it's so good. I actually experienced a sense of rising panic as I drove back to New York City, because I could feel the miles coming between me and this fabulous barbecue.
Drove there this weekend with my family. It's a two-hour drive from Rye, New York, but we were heading upstate and so were in the area. No picnic tables, so the four of us stood around the trunk of the car, eating pulled pork and chicken. Smoky flavor all the way through. Killer sauces. Baked beans that are almost half pork. Tangy and sweet purple coleslaw. We ate til we were seeing spots.
The kids are now obsessed with finding barbecue that compares with Big Kev's. We stopped at a place upstate that looked, from the outside, look a great barbecue place, but was just chicken roasted on a fire. Dry. Cold, canned beans.
There is nothing like Big Kev's. Someone move him closer to the city.