Puttin' on the ribs: Aztec man gets in on barbecue biz

Full story: Farmington Daily Times

Carl Vandruff's new barbecue joint is a taste of home. Truly, it is. The property on which Aztec's new Red Barn Barbecue stands is the very same property on which Vandruff's childhood home stood.

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johnny reb

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I don't know what the big deal is. We've been there ONCE and we were not impressed at all !!! Meat was dry and cold and service was slow and rude. We'll take Serious Texas BBQ anytime !!!!!
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Carl is one of the kindest guys I know. Good Luck!
BBQ Man

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Spare Rib!!!!
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The maccaroni salad is very good and I thought the service was excellent. Would go back again. Loved the ribs also.
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johnny reb wrote:
I don't know what the big deal is. We've been there ONCE and we were not impressed at all !!! Meat was dry and cold and service was slow and rude. We'll take Serious Texas BBQ anytime !!!!!
Funny, we've been there a few times and never had poor food or bad service. Are you sure you aren't the type that likes to throw a fit about everything?
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I don't know what the big deal is. We've been there ONCE and we were not impressed at all !!! Meat was dry and cold and service was slow and rude. We'll take Serious Texas BBQ anytime !!!!!
I think that you need to give it another shot. This place is excellent. I go there at least once a week and always get great food and great service. But like the other person said, maybe your just looking for flaws everywhere you go.
johnny reb

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Cheeky wrote:
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Funny, we've been there a few times and never had poor food or bad service. Are you sure you aren't the type that likes to throw a fit about everything?
Actually I only throw a fit when I pay good money for a meal AND service that wasn't worth it. Again.......SERIOUS TEXAS BBQ is the best !!!!!
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I wish anyone luck who takes a shot and gives it a good honest try, but I have to say I wasnt impressed. The first impression is always best; the place was not clean on the Friday night we went (within the first month), the soda machine was clicking as it was out a few choices, the staff gave us some random order, and the food was mediocre at best. Living in Aztec I was very excited to have another establishment to choose from but I wont be back, I will gladly drive to Farmington to eat at Spare Rib or Serious Texas for the clean atmosphere, great service, and food.
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I'm going to give it a try today for lunch. I have driven past the Red Barn a few times on my way to the Library.....never stoped.

Today I will......hope it's as good as they say.

As for Serious Texas BBQ....in Durango and Farmington, not impressed. BBQ Sauce not to "my" taste and no choices. And a 'little over priced'....Oh well......

Hope Carl does well......let's see how it is today.
Muslim Mikey

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How much for one rib?
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It is excellent food, and we have had excellent service each time!!!! If you weren't impressed don't go back!! As for us, we were impressed and will go back again and again...
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Spare Rib is still the best in this area.

Wish we had a Rudy's!
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Traveling from Albuquerque to Durango, stopped and
had lunch, good food and service. will stop again
on my next trip to Durango.
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Good luck Red Bard BBQ! I'm always excited about a new place to eat and will visit soon!
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Kowabunga wrote:
Spare Rib is still the best in this area.
Wish we had a Rudy's!
Spare Rib = Bland.
Muslim Mike

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Mikey, you should not be eating "pork"....but you can call it "chicken" and eat away!

Muuuuuuuu good!

{how you coming on the Virgin thing?]
Ray

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Mmmm... looks really good!
Gotta go there when I go back to visit.
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My favorite is the pulled pork Tiger Taco! Delish & a great deal.
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Oh my! Makes me homesick. Love BBQ. Hope to visit Aztec and Red Barn BBQ soon.
The Patriot

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I stop there on a regular basis on the way home from work. I have NEVER seen the place out of order or dirty. and have NEVER gotten bad service. I have known Carl since he was a toddler, and he comes from a polite, kind-hearted family. All their meat is actually wood-smoked, rather than Liquid Smoked like some of the other places.
There's always going to be whiners and complainers about any place...my brother is that way...but for my money, I will stick with The Red Barn.

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