Barbecue and ribs you say? Less than 10 minutes from work? Count me in! In the spot where Mokka was you will find Pinky Sue's Smokehouse. It's a small restaurant that surprisingly seats a large amount of people. They have a HUGE TV to watch sports or news or whatever.
I ordered the beef brisket sandwich, macaroni and cheese and green beans. I also decided to be bold and try a rib bone. Let me be clear - I don't eat ribs. Usually. So I can hardly be an expert. The rib was tasty, smoky, juicy and fell off the bone. Their meats are not cooked in their sauce, you get some on the side.
My sandwich was very juicy - almost too juicy. My bun was a little water logged when I went to pick up my sandwich. I hate that. If you're not going to eat your sandwich right way - flip your bun over so the meat is on the top bun and your bottom bun stays dry.
Macaroni and cheese was good. Tasted fresh and home made, but nothing to lose your mind over. The green beans took me back about 20 years. I love green beans with potatoes and ham. So good! I asked if they make their own sauce there and the server said "kind of". He said they mix a sauce they make with another sauce. It was decent. Rich and dark with a sticky sweetness.
If you're in the neighborhood give it a try - it beats the same old fast food in Newport!