We’re always on the lookout for good barbecue when we travel, due in part to our residence in the barbecue-deprived Northeast (and partly because we simply love all kinds of barbecue). The often Southern-seeming Midwest state of Indiana is a good place to look. For instance, in Lafayette we found good barbecue at the South Street Smoke House, located by the railroad tracks, on the main drag heading east out of the city.
The pulled pork sandwich is Memphis-worthy, served Memphis-style (or Carolina-style, as they call it), with slaw on top. The hickory-smoked spareribs with a chewy crust can also be recommended. Good side dishes include some wonderfully green-tasting greens, and a classic potato salad. There’s a counter with big pumpable jugs of various barbecue sauces for those who like to play with their Q.
Their sign states “Real BBQ Eats.” We concur.3305 South Street Lafayette IN 47904 765-446-0559