Food: Adam's Rib Company
Adam's Rib Company is a restaurant located near the Wally World on 13th Street. It's a small place, like most of these independent barbecue joints. There's a cramped counter with stools to serve the lunch crowd, and a few tables, too. The whole affair has a pretty casual feel - yes, there's an actual "Adam" back there, cooking your food.
You don't come to places like this to enjoy the scenery - you come for enough smoked meats to stuff a walrus. The standout at Adam's was the pulled pork, which was tender and flavorful. The ribs, on the other hand, were dry and a bit of a disappointment, given the fact that it's supposed to be the specialty. Thankfully, there are a lot of sauces available at the counter to dress things up a bit. The accompaniments (collard greens, french fries, etc.) were fairly tasty.
It's about even with the other BBQ places around Gainesville, so I give Adam's Rib Company...