Thursday, November 6, 2014

Papa's Soul Food Kitchen and BBQ in Eugene, Oregon

Papa's Soul Food Kitchen in Eugene, Oregon
Papa's Soul Food Kitchen in Eugene, Oregon
I went to Papa's Soul Food Kitchen last night in Eugene, OR. It will appear soon on Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives with Guy Fieri.

The smoker
Papa's started as a cart but is now in a renovated house with a large outside patio as well. There is a big smoker on the side with enticing smoke trailing out the top. Papa's Soul Food smokes pork ribs, beef brisket, and chicken.

Jerked chicken with baked beans and collard greens
My friends and I tried several items. I had the jerked chicken. It was spicy (duh) and smoky. With the dinner you get a choice of two sides, from which I chose the collard greens (pretty good) and baked beans (very good with bits of smoked meat). The chicken pieces were a little small but the dinner is reasonably priced so I'm not complaining.

Pork ribs with mac & cheese and fried okra
One friend had the pork ribs and they were delicious. The sauce is a little on the sweet side. She had the fried okra and mac & cheese on the side.

Beef brisket with red beans & rice and corn at Papa's Soul Food
My other friend had the smoked beef brisket, and that was probably the best dish of the ones we had. Beautiful smoke rings on the meat, tender, and a lot of flavor. He had the red beans & rice with his dinner.

You can also get the meat as a sandwich instead of on a plate.

Some of the other items: fried catfish, smoked chicken (not jerked), fried oyster sandwich.

We had to wait about half an hour, and it was a damp Wednesday night. This is a popular place!

Have you been to Eugene yet? Or planning to go? Let me know in the comments below.

Check out the other places I've eaten at in Eugene.

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