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Dickey's BBQ in Natomas has been open less than a month, and it's been wildly popular. But is it a novelty, or is the BBQ actually good? Reviews are decidedly mixed.

A friend Jen, whose taste I trust, tweeted recently, that Dickey's is "My new favorite place. Bad news bears." Bad news for her diet, that is.

The Sac Bee's Allen Pierleoni has a different opinion.

"These ribs are just the way I like them – slathered in sauce and falling off the bone," said a lunch pal. The St. Louis-style pork ribs – not babybacks – were rich and moist, but lacked any "chew" texture. Again, the smoke was distant.

We found the sausage too greasy (the clots of cheese contributed) and the slices of rubbery turkey breast not worth cutting into after the first bites. The mac 'n' cheese was OK, the potatoes double-OK.

If you've never had real fried okra, you still haven't. The pre-battered and frozen nuggets didn't resemble the fresh, crisp coins fried with cornmeal that are a staple in the South.

Longtime readers of Pierleoni's Counter Culture column find that he's the consummate optimist, willing to praise positives while being understanding to missteps. This is the harshest review I've ever read from him.

Read the entire review in the Sac Bee.

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Well Today Is Sunday Out With The Fam Decision Barbque At Dickeys Natomas Well Well Well Being Of African American Decent Barbeque Is A Tough Act To Follow The Sauce At Dickeys Natomas Tasted Like Kraft Or That Cheaper Brand Always On Sale Pitts out Pf The Bottle No Flaver Whatsoever What Happens When You Mix This Flavor To Barbque Beans Nothing It Was Bland Cost For This Experience $40.00 One Adult Plat And Two Child Plates I Will Mention The Roll Was Soft Frsh Delicious There Was Mac And Cheese I Perfer Macoroni and Cheese Last But Not Least Self Serve Icecream Good Idea Customer Service The Line The Wait And Then You Get The Feeling Some African American Tasted The Ribs Before I Ordered And They Didn't Want Me To Taste It So There Was Attitude Everywhere Now I Get It The Gentleman Could Have Just Told Me Food Would Not Be To My Liking If Ever I'd Had Real Barbeque Ribs Before And I Could Have Saved My Taste Buds Wow Wow Wow All I Can Say Wow What An Experience !!!!!

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