Firehouse Southern Style BBQ: A-minus

A disclaimer: We happen to know a couple who work at Firehouse — Janel, a server who also does hair and makeup for Adrienne’s Pink Kitty Studios; and Pete, Janel’s current love interest. I don’t know what Pete does at Firehouse, but it’s important. Hey, Pete, what’s your title there?

They did not give us free food or anything.

In true barbecue fashion, there’s a lot of opportunity at Firehouse for gluttony. The beer alone is served by the bucket. Overall, the dining at Firehouse was excellent. The chicken was a little dry, but smoked chicken, apparently, is just that way sometimes. Loved the bottomless sides — I had okra (a lot of okra) and the western beans. Adrienne had the regular beans and green beans.

I know there are people who don’t care much for my barbecue opinions. But I’m going to tell them to you anyway.

I was called a name.

I've been called worse, certainly, but "moran" hurt. Seriously, I have very delicate feelings, people.

The bar at Firehouse BBQ in Old Colorado City.

The bar at Firehouse BBQ in Old Colorado City.

A Bristol Brewing Co.'s Beehive beer at Firehouse BBQ, Old Colorado City.

This beer is unreasonably large. I'm not complaining. Just pointing out that it's an enormous beer. Bristol Brewing's Beehive, I think. I was having trouble lifting it.

Brisket and chicken dinner at Firehouse BBQ in Old Colorado City.

Adrienne had the brisket and chicken, with green beans and baked beans. The chicken was a little dry, but that's the way it goes sometimes with smoked chicken.The brisket was delicious and so moist and flavorful that it didn't even need any sauce, Adrienne says.

Brisket, pulled pork, ribs at Firehouse BBQ in Old Colorado City.

In addition to my 40-gallon drum of beer, I also had brisket, pulled pork, and ribs. I also enjoyed the jalapeno pepper that came as a garnish. Nice touch, Firehouse.

Sauce selection at Firehouse BBQ in Old Colorado City.

The sauce selection at Firehouse is nice and varied. I liked the Wild Side best. No idea about high-fructose corn syrup. I fear I may be losing my battle against HFCS.

Sauce selection at Firehouse BBQ in Old Colorado City.

I also really liked the B-B-Nero sauce. Spicy.

Pecan pie at Firehouse BBQ in Old Colorado City

Dessert? Oh, sure. Why not. The pecan pie was fabulous.

Ask for Janel. She'll make sure your Firehouse experience is good.

Ask for Janel. She'll make sure your Firehouse experience is good.

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