update: Rub is no longer open. Sorry!
Saturday night Brian and I ventured to Rub Bourbon and Barbecue in downtown North Adams (they also have a website here, but it appears to be unfinished). He’s been itching to try it for a while now and we had an available night (shocking!) so we decided to check it out.
Rub’s menu is so simple-the image on the above link is the whole menu: 6 kinds of meat (roast chicken, St. Louis ribs, baby back ribs, beef brisket, pulled pork, pan-fried catfish), 4 sauces (Kansas City, Carolina, Texas Juice, and Tennessee Whiskey) and a handful of sides (baked beans, mac and cheese, potato salad, cole slaw, collard greens, green beans, mashed sweet potatoes). If you really want, there’s also a green salad. The end. It’s a barbecue restaurant: if that’s not what you want, go elsewhere.
Brian and I both ordered the dinner special: meat with sauce of choice, plus 2 sides.
My beef brisket with Kansas City sauce, cole slaw, mashed sweet potatoes and a cornbread muffin.
Brian’s pulled pork with Tennessee Whiskey sauce, mac and cheese, baked beans and a cornbread muffin.
Rub also features a selection of bourbon and whiskey, but since those aren’t our thing we opted for Berkshire Brewing Company Steel Rail instead.
Even though the entrée was certainly enough food, we went ahead and got pie. You only live once, right?
my pecan pie
Brian’s chocolate cream pie
I really enjoyed our meal at Rub. Did it change my life? No, but It was definitely yummy. The amount of food was appropriate for the price we paid and the atmosphere was nice. Our waiter was excellent and Rub is unlike any other restaurant in the Berkshires we’ve been to. Would I eat there again? Certainly, next time I’m in the mood for barbecue.