Albuquerque Journal (Albuquerque, NM)

Subtly Smoked Meats Pass Test.(Journal North Venue)

Byline: Karen Peterson Of the Journal

* Only takeout available until renovation finished

On the day after a memorable Memorial Day backyard barbecue featuring baby back ribs and pork loin with not one but two very different sauces, all courtesy of the Journal North's Southern-bred smokemaster, who would consider sampling much the same menu somewhere else?

We did -- mainly because it seemed like a good way to put the talent at R & B (Ribs & Burgers) to the true test.

In the yard of this relatively new place all but hidden in Don Cubero Alley behind the dry cleaners and a photo shop was what looked to be a really professional -- and really big -- black metal smoker. …

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