The news that Mo Jones is close to opening his Anointed BBQ & Soul Food in the former home of Country Time came as good news for those hungering for more barbecue action in Denver. But even the whiff of a new barbecue joint — Jones says he specializes in "Florida style," which isn't smoky — has people getting all hot and bothered about what, exactly, constitutes good barbecue. Says Fred:
Smoke is a critical part of barbecue. Cook it low and slow over just the right wood.
The only real barbecue is Kansas City style. Leave Florida style for those foo-foo people at Miami Beach.
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And then there's this from Ray:
I'm willing to give Anointed a try — but I've been disappointed by every barbecue joint I've tried in Denver. You just can't find good barbecue here. Great scenery, yes. Great BBQ, no.
Want to try Anointed's Florida-style barbecue? Jones is hosting a fundraising block party from 5 to 10 p.m. today outside Anointed, at 2504 West Hampden Avenue. Call 720-737-2829 for more info.