At Suzy Q’s Barbque Shack, the mom-and-pop barbecue joint at 2829 Niagara St. / River Road just south of the GM plant, makes barbecue that on a good day rivals any in town.
One plate that always dominates, though, is cornbread. It’s a cake-style version with some sweetness and a dry crumb. What makes it stand out is the second time it’s baked.
Squares are brushed with butter and popped back into a hot oven after they’re ordered. They toast on top and at the corners. Then they’re drizzled with honey, for a crunchy-moist bite that makes it a can’t-miss side.
It’s not specifically listed on my most recent menu, but it’s $3.95 on an old receipt.
Check Suzy Q’s Facebook page or call if you’re the type to get sulky, because it’s a small place and they don’t always have the complete menu available.
Hours: 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. Wednesday, 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Thursday, 11 a.m. to 8 p.m., Friday, noon to 8 p.m. Saturday. Closed Sunday through Tuesday. Phone: 873-0757.
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