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Instant Reaction: Fahrenheit 250 BBQ

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Much has already been written about Fahrenehit 250 BBQ, the new restaurant that replaced Bisla's Sports Bar on Folsom.

Sac News & Review's Janelle Bitker said the ribs may be the best in town.

Sac Bee's Allen Pierleoni lauded the "shrimp and sausage coins with grits cakes, sweet prawns wrapped in house-cured bacon, cheesy grits, corn-and-crawfish fritters, fried green tomatoes, red beans ‘n’ rice, sweet collard greens, excellent coleslaw, and a rich dip made from smoked Mt. Lassen red trout and artichoke."

Good Day Sac's Cambi Brown praised their craft cocktails.

But the one thing that I didn't see mentioned was their pulled pork - which I had and loved.

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Half pound of pulled pork with a side of mac 'n' cheese and collard greens. $15

The most common problem I've experienced with pulled pork is that it's dry and tasteless. The chef at Fahrenheit 250 BBQ pulled it off, with a moist and flavorful meat that's complimented by your choice of four sauces - house, spicy, Carolina vinegar and a mustard-based one.

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Of the sauces, I enjoyed the mustard and the original. I'm not a big fan of vinegary BBQ sauces and spicy food, so I chose not to explore the other two options.

As part of the meal, I also tried the corn & crawfish fritters ($11).

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It was my first time eating a crawfish & corn appetizer in any restaurant, so I don't have much to compare it to. I will say that I thought it was skillfully fried so it was crispy and not oily, the side of tamarind ketchup was tasty and it's a great dish to share while grabbing a drink at happy hour.

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For dessert, I tried the New York style cheese cake with a graham cracker crust ($7). It was on the lighter side, which I prefer - especially after a giant meal. I also appreciated the care put into decorating the dessert - especially the white pig on top of the slice of cake.

The meal, which I ate at the hosted media preview, was ginormous. I wasn't able to finish the appetizer, entree and dessert, so I took it home, and my wife and I ate the leftovers for dinner.

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The owners also took great care in the restaurant decor. I think it's best described as country hipster.

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The restaurant has a good-sized bar area, with TVs. While it won't be a sports bar, they expect to have sports on those TVs the majority of the time.

If you like midtown's Tank House, I think you'll also like Fahrenheit 250 BBQ too. They share a similar vibe, my guess is that they'll share a similar clientele, but the one advantage that Fahrenheit 250 BBQ has is that since it's away from the Downtown area, they have plenty of parking.

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Gratuitous picture of their smoker.

I'm intrigued enough to give this place another try. I liked the vibe, I thought the food showed promise, and I like that I can meet a friend there without having to worry about finding street parking.

Fahrenheit 250 BBQ is located at 7042 Folsom Blvd. and can be found online at http://fahrenheitbbq.com/.

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